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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-10-06

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Austria to contribute to the operation of refugees identification centres, Chancellor Faymann says
  • [02] EU Commission's efforts to address refugee crisis focuses on Greece, Juncker says

  • [01] Austria to contribute to the operation of refugees identification centres, Chancellor Faymann says

    ANA/MPA---Austria will contribute to the operation of the refugees identification centres, the so-called hotspots, in Greece and provide a 30 million euro financial aid to the UN Food Program, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said in statements after Tuesday's weekly cabinet meeting in Vienna, shortly before leaving for Lesvos, where he will meet and hold talks with the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, on the refugee crisis.

    The Chancellor said that talks with Tsipras will focus on finding European support for Greece, noting that the European Union must provide the staff and financial means for the creation of the necessary infrastructure in hotspots.

    This takes place in close consultation with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Commission, noted Faymann adding that Austria will contribute actively to the operation of these centers.

    According to the Austrian Chancellor, people who will arrive at these centers should be informed if there is a possibility to be granted asylum, while measures for their re-allocation require higher discipline.

    [02] EU Commission's efforts to address refugee crisis focuses on Greece, Juncker says

    ANA/MPA---"The European Commission's efforts on dealing with the refugee crisis are focused on Greece," the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday. He also said that he is preparing a "cooperation memorandum between EU-Turkey" on the same issue.

    Addressing the "humanitarian situation of refugees" within the EU and the neighbouring countries was the focus of discussions at the European Parliament plenary, in the presence of the President of the Council Donald Tusk and the European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker.

    The two presidents presented the conclusions of the informal September 23 European Council meeting on the refugee crisis.

    The Commission's proposals for 2015 and those to be filed in the coming weeks for 2016 relate initially to 800 million euros. He argued that the European Commission's participation in the effort for the reallocation of refugees and the rapid response are important as this will persuade the Council to follow.

    He underlined that 66,000 migrants that have arrived in Greece should be reallocated to other EU countries adding that the Commission will provide up to 600 employees to support Greece in the protection of external borders.


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