Tag Archives: Greece

Slovakia selects refugees while sending police to assist in Hungary

Slovakia seems to have backed down on its threat to refuse to implement the binding EU plan to reallocate 160,000 refugees. A first 200 will be selected in Italy. Slovakia is the only EU country with a “Christian only” policy for quota refugees. The main arrival country Greece has refused to cooperate with religious screening […]

UN warns of winter ‘tragedy’ if EU fails to speed up refugee response

EU failure to register asylum seekers in Greece and relocate them across the EU means winter suffering as Syrians will continue walking across Macedonia and Serbia – UNHCR. The EU “hotspot” system isn’t likely to work because it focuses on detention and deportation rather than reception, registration, asylum approval/rejection and then reallocation of approved refugees […]