Netherlands will help Greece with asylum seekers
marc pijps | May 27, 2009 at 01:10 pmby
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Nederland will be helping its neighbor with better weather, Greece with asylum seekers. A sort of floating processing center seems to be what they are talking about. How is it decided where in EU asylumseekers will end up?
Following a meeting in Athens with Greek officials involved in monitoring the border, the minister said it is important for European countries to work together to combat illegal immigration. She told Dutch public broadcaster NOS "If we do not invest in cooperation with countries on the southern European border, we will never solve our own migration problem."
The Greek authorities are planning to use a cruise ship to pick up asylum seekers who arrive on the Greek islands in small boats. The idea is that the ship will sail to wherever the asylum seekers are and that procedures begin on board. According to Ms Albayrak the key issue is to determine whether an asylum seeker is entitled to protection or whether the person is an economic migrant.
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