ATHENS – Migrants transfer to Germany

A group of 139 asylum seekers, 53 unaccompanied minors along with children with serious health problems and their families, left the Greek islands on Wednesday (30 September) in order to be transferred to Germany.

Rather than being a European solution, relocation was made possible because of German cooperation with Greece, for whom this was a symbolic milestone.

This year, a total of 1,000 relocations have been made.

The relocations to Germany took place just days after the European Commission proposed its new EU migration policy which is seen by Greeks as being “too little – too late”.

(Theodore Karaoulanis |

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