Migrants: Croatia to take in children from Greek islands

Prime Minister Plenkovic: 'Who could oppose?'

09 March, 13:06

    (ANSAmed) - ZAGREB, MARCH 9 - Croatia is willing to accommodate a certain number of unaccompanied minors currently on the Greek islands, said Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.

    He said the government, which currently holds the EU rotating presidency, is considering the children who "are currently living in an inhumane situation in Greek refugee camps". "I don't see who could oppose the idea of helping children who find themselves in this situation," Plenkovic said, adding that the transfer will only involve unaccompanied minors without one or both parents.

    The government explained that "receiving children is part of the EU aid plan to Greece", following the outbreak of the new migratory crisis last week, and it "depends on the autonomous decision and will of each member state".

    The number of children taken in will not be part of the mandatory redistribution quotas within the EU, which were set in the past to help Greece and Italy.(ANSAmed).

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