Immigration: European Commission launches infringement proceedings against Greece (OXFAM)

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In response, Oxfam EU migration expert, Stephanie Pope, said:

“It’s a welcome step to see that the Commission is finally upholding its role as Guardian of the Treaties by taking action to hold Greece accountable for its human rights violations against refugees and asylum seekers. For years, we have seen how Greece’s deterrence policy results in people’s lives being put on hold in EU-funded ‘prison-like’ centers and unable to access the asylum system. But words on paper are not enough. We now expect concrete results from the EU and Greek authorities to end these rights violations.” 

Notes to editors

Read the European Commission's website for more information on the infringement procedure against Greece.

Read Oxfam's joint legal complaint asking for the Commission to investigate violations of EU law in Greece over treatment of migrants. 

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