BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Union’s executive called for an investigation on Thursday into illegal migrant pushbacks after a report by German media outlets Der Spiegel and ARD documented what they said were Greek and Croatian officials carrying out such operations. The joint report said Greek and Croatian special forces sometimes concealed their identity during such operations, which at times were violent. He added that Croatian border police acted in line with the law and did not tolerate any abuse of authority. The migration ministry in Athens denied reports of migrant pushbacks and said it operated within international law to protect Greek and EU borders. Filippo Grandi, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, has asked the EU to take in some 42,500 Afghans over five years.
Source: MetroXpress October 07, 2021 12:26 UTC