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Greece to deport 50 asylum seekers

February 22, 2024 at 9:51 am

A group of young asylum seekers from Pakistan as seen walking on the road next to the cars near the city of Komotini next to Egnatia highway as they come out of the fields, in Komotini, Greece on July 2022 [Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images]

Greece will deport 50 asylum seekers whose applications were rejected, the country’s Migration Ministry said yesterday.

The asylum requests filed by 40 Pakistani and 10 Georgian nationals were examined and eventually rejected in the last 48 hours, the ministry said.

“[EU] Member States are obliged to step up the relevant procedures in order to protect the credibility of national asylum systems, ensuring that only those in need of protection can remain in Europe,” it said in a statement.

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