P. Kingsley: Greece sidelines officials who blocked expulsion of refugees to Turkey

17 juni 2016 – The Greek government has sidelined members of an independent authority that had blocked the deportation of Syrian refugees, following sustained pressure from other European countries. Greek MPs voted on Thursday to change the composition of the country’s asylum appeals board, in an attempt to sideline officials who had objected on legal grounds to the expulsion of Syrians listed for deportation to Turkey. The appeals board had jeopardised the EU-Turkey migration deal, the agreement enacted in March that is meant to see all asylum seekers landing on the Greek islands detained in Greece – and then deported.

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Source:Patrick Kingsley and Apostolis Fotiadi.  The Guardian,
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