Greece says progress on EU asylum pact essential

Accord on burden-sharing essential for 'Med 5' nations

08 June, 16:53

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, JUNE 8 - Greek migration minister Notis Mitarachi said Tuesday that it is essential to make progress on the new Asylum and Migration Pact at the day's EU Home Affairs meeting.

    "We must find a way to reduce migration pressure on the EU with a reduction in primary and secondary movements, protecting our shared borders and focusing on the external" aspect, he said.

    He then stressed that for the "Med5 group - Greece, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, and Spain - achieving an agreement on 'solidarity', to ensure the sharing of the burden of migration in a balanced manner among states, was key.

    (ANSAmed).

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