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President of Democray of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos hailed Merkel’s role in the refugee crisis during his recent visit to Germany, where he met with German Cancellor and also with the German Presiden Joachim Gauck .
Regarding the refugee crisis, the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos described it as an “existential matter” of Europe.
“All the peoples of Europe have to fulfill their debt towards genuine refugees without phobias and of course will have to work to end the war in Syria, which is the root of this evil,” he noted.
Concerning the guarding of EU’s external borders, he recognized the need for collaboration with EU countries and Frontex, but ruled out joint Greek and Turkish patrols.
Focusing on Turkey, Pavlopoulos said the country needs to live up to its commitment to control the flow of refugees and especially economic migrants who leave from Turkey, “often with the cooperation of the Turkish authorities.”
He also noted the need to reactivate the readmission agreements.
Regarding the threat of terrorism, Pavlopolos said that Europe must be ruthless with terrorists who commit war crimes and must not show any tolerance and urged people to distinguish between terrorists and refugees.
German Presiden Joachim Gauck described the refugee issue as critical and acknowledged that Greece is faced with an even greater burden as a result of the migration flows, in addition to the challenges of economic reform and that there is room for improving European solidarity on the issue, since it is in the common interest of Europeans not to leave Greece struggle securing its borders unaided.
For the financial and recession crisis that Greece is facing for six years long , the President stated :
“Greece will fully meet its obligations and our partners must also fulfill their own obligations.”
Following the [program] review, which should be finished as soon as possible to avoid a problem with the seemingly positive growth prospects of the Greek economy, it is necessary to immediately start talks on the Greek debt – not for a haircut, as it is not possible by European law, but other methods, which will lead to relief and have been accepted by our partners. Especially as regards the sustainability of Greece’s public debt and the so far, extremely dubious, austerity policy,” he said
German Presiden Joachim Gauck assured that Greece can depend on European solidarity, insisting on Germany’s commitment to seeing Greece remain in the European Union and underlined that Athens’ reform programme has become one of Germany’s main policies.
Referring to the “unprecedented” crisis that the Greek people are facing, Greek President Pavlopoulos asked the European partners to take into account the unprecedented crisis that tests the Greek people and to try to establish some mutual understanding despite some initial mistakes, obsessions and misconceptions.
“No official European documents raise the issue of joint sea patrols, but if Greece is asked,the answer will be no “–answered unofficially to the media the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias , on the scenario of joint Greek and Turkish patrols on the Aegean Sea for the EU’s external border protection,,,
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Alexis Tsipras, leader of SYRIZA who refreshed his people’s trust on his face, personally this time, by a smashing electoral victory on Sunday’s 20th election, has been sworn in as prime minister on Monday afternoon, and his government is expected to be sworn in a couple of hours.
SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras party, that had been split in a dramatic way one month earlier, came this time first with 35.473%, followed by a difference of 7,5% by the opposition party New Democracy, with 28.09%.
Soon after the announcement of the voting results, Tsipras told the media that as Independent Greeks (ANEL) party leader Panos Kammenos – his coalition partner in the former government – had publicly expressed his support, there has been a majority, therefore the way was open to form the government which he did, as soon as he was presented on Monday by the president of the republic with a mandate on Monday.
But Greece’s actual Crisis has no moment to wait, especially the Migration influx crisis, which stiflingly overloaded the biggest Aegean isle, reaching the peak of this oveload on the peak of the tourisistc season of this island on mid August till the first 10 days of September. On Wednesday, Alexis Tsipras will attend the emergency European Council meeting on the migrants issue where he will also represent Cyprus Republic President Nicos Anastasiades, by request of the latter, who is in the United States.
On Sunday, Tsipras will attend the United Nations conference, where he is expected to meet with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of a reception for country leaders.
Tsipras’ now Emergency political priority as he said would be the proposal of the founding of a council on European issues, modelling the national council of foreign policy, where representatives of parties may participate institutionally, provide information and table proposals.
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National Intelligence Service and the Greek Police have been set on the Alert on the country’s Entry Points for the possibility fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) to entry Europe through Greece among the hundreds and thousands immigrants that arrive daily on the islands of Eastern Aegean.
A Syrian national, arrested among migrants rescued on the island of Chios by the Coast guard, had saved on his mobile phone photos with arms and ammunition from battlefields in Syria. When interrogated he declared himself as “dissident” who fights against the Assad government.There have not been found any signs of interconnection with Islamist terrorist networks, while his identity is not found in the ‘list of suspects “of Schengen list (Schengen Information System).
Also, the arrest of a 18 year old Albanian is reported on the Greek-Albanian border for illegal entry The Albanian, who allegedly confessed that his intention was to travel to Syria, and was deported.
Officers of the Police and Greek National intelligence predict that the phenomenon will intensify during the summer months and point out that police staff has already reinforced the border posts of the country.
“Bio-Check Borders control”: Syrian refugees need Polio screening and vaccine to enter Northern European Countries
The Greek Center of Disease Control(HCDCP) special trained teams, –the most expertise -trainned on ‘Human trafficking masses’ Health safety crews throughout Europe since the start of the phenomenon on 2005-, are standing on the Aegean islands and the borders’ frontline, supporting the First line screening proceedures and taking precautionary measures for the Global Village safety, including if needed blood samples control.
” While the islands reporting the largest number of arrivals remained Lesbos, Chios and Samos, detections were also reported from small islands from North to South, stretching capacity of surveillance.
Many migrants claimed to be Syrian, and were thus handed an administrative notice allowing them to stay in Greece for up to six months, even without applying for asylum.
Screening processes of some migrants revealed a high degree of falsely claimed nationalities to avoid return. Not knowing the nationality of migrants who are illegally crossing the border and travelling within the EU is evidently a vulnerability for EU internal security. [***] ”
…wrote in mid April 2015 the Independent, based on an online essay written by a prominent Isis supporter who, claiming to be in Libya, called the country the “strategic gateway for the Islamic State” and announced the “blessed expansion” of its so-called caliphate into North Africa. The essay, translated by counter-extremism think-tank the Quilliam Foundation, said: “(Libya) has a long coastline and looks upon the southern Crusader states, which can be reached with ease by even a rudimentary boat and note that the number of ‘illegal immigration’ trips from this coast is massive, estimated to be as high as 500 people a day, as a low estimate.
“According to many [of these immigrants], it is easily possible to pass through Maritime Security Checkpoints and arrive in cities.
Add to that the fact that it has a long coast line and looks upon the southern Crusader states, which can be reached with ease by even a rudimentary boat and note that the number of ‘illegal immigration” trips from this coast is massive, estimated to be as high as 500 people a day, as a low estimate. According to many [of these immigrants],it is easily possible to pass through Maritime Security Checkpoints and arrive in cities. If this was even partially exploited and developed strategically, pandemonium could be wrought in the Southern Europe. It is even possible that there could be a closure of shipping lines because of the targeting of Crusader ships and tankers.
“Migration is not an issue for inexpensive populism,” Alexis Tsipras recently said, emphasizing on the recent summit talks in Europe, and slammed the former New Democracy-led coalition government for not using a single euro of the EU funds that had been available for the reception and migrant hosting centers needed.
“We are looking for a way to decongest our islands ahead of the tourist season ” Prime Minister said. Alexis Tsipras also, -avoiding, though, to cause further panic on the chaotic Greek society has openly said “Our bigggest threat is Jihad “(not the Greek prisoners terrorists, he meant, when asked on Greece’s terrorism threat)
In the meanwhile supporters of Islamic State (ISIS) are allegedly in Rome, according to a series of threatening tweets and photos collected by the intelligence monitoring organisation, SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist networks.
The tweets show several photos of iconic monuments in Rome, such as the Colosseum, with threatening signs held up in front of the camera, the Italian website The Local reported.
Greek and Turkish networks’ interaction since long, reports now National Intelligence
The trafficking routes to the islands of Aegean and the smugglers’ methods, contacts and interfaces revealed a recent official Report of the Greek Police that is conducted by the cooperation of the Greek National Intelligence Service. According to the report, persons and contacts from Greece provide assistance to the Turkish smugglers and on time information as to successfully “synchronize” their movements to avoiding or verde(the Greek Police and National Intelligence Trafficking Report, April 28,2015)
the Coast Guard patrols.
The Turkish immigrant trafficking networks use a wide variety of boats, but most often high-speed inflatable boats with powerful engines that ususally carry 30-40 illegal migrants, adds the document.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Order and police command are awaiting the findings of the internal affairs investigation into allegations of bribery amongst high-ranking police officers in relation to assisting human trafficking rings. It appears that the investigation, which began in early 2014, was expedited after the publication of To Vima’s report.By the investigation, it comes off that two to three Turkish nationals who are in charge of human trafficking rings were in contact officers in the Police and National Intelligence Agency (EYP). EYP had ordered an investigation into the matter in 2013, which revealed that the traffickers were being supplied with forged travel documents and certificates. Some police officers have claimed that they have established contact with Turkish traffickers as “informants”, in order to draw information and that they were unaware of the investigation being carried out.
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