Thomas de Maizière

Human Rights Watch Annual Report Bleak for Refugee Treatment in Greece

Throughout 2017, NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has been very critical of the Greek government's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers on the island hotspots. Now in its annual report about the conditions of refugees in the EU, the group...

German Min De Maiziere Wants Athens to Implement Dublin Regulations

Once again the German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere is insisting that it is time for Greece to implement the Dublin regulations, which states that migrants seeking asylum in an EU country from elsewhere must apply for asylum in...

Germany: Yes, We Will Return Refugees to Greece Says Ministry Spokesperson

The German interior ministry reiterated a previous statement by Minister Thomas de Maizière that under the Dublin Agreement, Germany can send refugees back to Greece. The question to the German ministry was posed by the Athens News Agency (ANA-MPA). The...

Greece Urged by EC to Implement the Dublin Regulation

The European Commission (EC) on Monday urged Greece to implement the Dublin Regulation that stipulates that migrants who have traveled to other nations in the bloc via Greece be returned to the country of arrival. The report comes one day after...

German Interior Minister Suggests Sending Migrants Back to Greece

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere suggested on Sunday that his country should send migrants back to Greece, a Deutsche Welle report says. "We have done a lot in Europe in order to improve the refugee situation in Greece. This...

Greek and German Ministers: EU-Turkey Deal on Migration Must be Respected and Intensified

The EU-Turkey deal on migration must be respected and the relocation and resettlement procedure must be intensified, Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas and German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière agreed on during a meeting in Berlin, according...