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Illegal migration a risk to Greek democracy - EU
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 02 - 07 - 2009

The EU justice commissioner today
called illegal immigration via Turkey a risk to Greek
democracy and called again on Ankara to do more to combat
people-traffickers, according to Reuters.
Jacques Barrot told a Brussels news briefing after a visit
to Athens that he had promised the Greek government financial
help to deal with the problem and more active EU talks with
Turkey to ensure better supervision of illegal migration.
"Because we can indeed imagine a major risk of destabilising
Greek democracy through migrations that are absolutely
uncontrolled and uncontrollable," he said.
Barrot said the EU's executive European Commission would
work more actively towards an agreement on readmission to Turkey
of illegal migrants and on better monitoring of illegal
departures from the Turkish coast.
"Turkey has to help us to fight against facilitators and
traffickers," he said.
"We cannot do nothing and we need to obtain, with Turkey,
much firmer and stricter negotiations ... we will, for our part,
help Turkey through readmission agreements we hope to sign with
Pakistan and maybe other Asian countries," he added.
In Athens on Tuesday, Barrot had accused Turkey of turning a
blind eye to trafficking of illegal migrants to Greece.
Greece said this month that it had arrested about 47,000
illegal immigrants coming from Turkey, an EU candidate country,
last year. Greece says Ankara must take back illegal migrants
who have crossed Turkey.
Ankara says the migrants come from countries such as Iraq
and Pakistan and it should not have to handle those crossing
Turkey to reach the wealthy EU.
The conservative Greek government, stung by far-right gains
in an EU Parliament election, said this month it would get
tougher on illegal migration including by detaining illegal
migrants for up to 12 months, instead of three currently.

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