Athens – ESI presentation for Greek think tanks on the way forward in asylum and migration policy

23 March 2021
Athens. Photo: flickr/C.

ESI’s Gerald Knaus participated in an online meeting organised by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (Eliamep) and MacroPolis (a Greek media/news company that provides analysis on political, economic, and social issues) to debate the current policy on refugees and migrants in Greece.

The discussion focused on the negotiations for a renewed EU-Turkey Statement, Frontex and the Greek naval police regarding allegations of illegal push-backs of refugees to Turkey, the consequences of situations like the aftermath of the Lesbos fire in Greece and the conditions for refugees in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as EU policy on returns and reallocations of refugees.

Gerald also presented ESI’s ideas on asylum and refugee policy and explained why a renewed Statement is urgently needed.