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EU Commission Welcomes German Clarifications on Controls for Greek Flights, Bertaud Says

The European Commission on Thursday said it welcomed clarifications provided by Germany during a trilateral meeting at expert level regarding the controls conducted at German airports on flights arriving from Greece. European Commission spokesperson for migration issues Natasha Bertaud said...

EU Commission Ready to Support a Solution to Cyprus Problem, Spokeswoman Bertaud Says

Spokeswoman for the European Commission Natasha Bertaud on Thursday reiterated the European Commission's readiness to support the ongoing efforts to resolve the Cyprus problem under the auspices of the UN. The European Commission has expressed its readiness to attend the...

EU-Afghanistan Agreement Will Benefit Greece, Says EC Spokeswoman Bertaud

The agreement between the EU and Afghanistan that aims to facilitate the repatriation of Afghan migrants who are not entitled to asylum is of particular importance for Greece as it is one of the member states receiving huge pressure...

Commission: April 4 Target for Start of 1:1 Resettlement Scheme from Turkey Remains

The April 4 target for the start of a 1:1 resettlement scheme of refugees from Turkey remains, European Commission spokesperson for migration issues Natasha Bertaud said. On April 4, she explained, the EU will begin returns of asylum seekers...

EU Is Making an Emergency Plan for Greece, Says EU Spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud

As the Greek migrant crisis is reaching its breaking point, spokeswoman for the European Commission Natasha Bertaud said that the EU is making an emergency plan so a humanitarian crisis can be averted in Greece. There are more than 25,000...

EU: Migrant Crisis in Greece 'Beyond Urgent'

The influx of migrants from the Middle East to Greece continues, with about 100 to 500 landing on the Greek island of Kos every day - joining thousands already camped there. Greece has been overwhelmed by the wave of refugees...

EU to Propose Migrant Plan As 1,000 Migrants Arrive in Greece in One Day

As Europe is struggling to cope with a massive influx of over 100,000 migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea seeking a better life in the continent this year, the European Union (UN) took the initiative to propose its 28 nations' interior ministers...

EU Plans New Strategy to Address Migrant Smuggling

The European Commission representative, Natasha Bertaud, reiterated the organization’s intention to announce a new complete strategy to combat migrant smuggling in Europe, in the near future. Bertaud reminded the Greek Commissioner of Immigration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, of...