EU Official Urges Greece to Investigate Asylum-Seeker Pushbacks

Greece “can accomplish more” to explore charges that it is pushing refuge searchers, including youngsters, back to Turkey, the European Union’s top relocation official said on Monday.

The United Nations displaced person-organization UNHCR has said it has gotten a developing number of reports lately recommending haven searchers may have been pushed back to Turkey adrift or following arriving at Greek soil, or left unfastened adrift.

Greek authorities have consistently dismissed the reports.

“I’m extremely worried about the UNHCR report and there are some particular cases that I truly believe should be investigated nearer,” Ylva Johansson, the EU’s home undertakings official, said during a visit to the island of Lesbos.

“I figure the Greek specialists can accomplish more with regards to exploring these claimed pushbacks.”

Greek Minister Notis Mitarachi, talking at a news meeting with Johansson, said Greece clung to European and global law.

“We unequivocally reject that the Greek coast monitor has at any point been associated with pushbacks,” he said.

“We comprehend we are causing a deficiency of a huge number of euros to carrying networks, and that might have assumed a part in the sort of phony news we catch wind of the Greek coast watch,” he said.

Mitarachi said free examinations, including by the Greek legal executive and by the EU’s line office Frontex, had not discovered infringement.

In 2015 Greece, and Lesbos specifically, was at the cutting edge of Europe’s evacuee emergency with almost 1,000,000 individuals, for the most part Syrians escaping war, showing up by boat from Turkey.

Numbers have diminished drastically since the EU hit an arrangement with Ankara a year later and a little more than 16,000 individuals showed up in Greece a year ago, as per U.N. information.

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