Al Jazeera berichtet über die geplante Beschleunigung der Asylverfahren auf den griechischen Inseln, wobei EASO eine besondere Rolle spielen soll.
„The rules have changed. We’re no longer open to people who don’t have a refugee profile,“ said Notis Mitarakis, minister for immigration and asylum, on Friday as he headed for the island of Chios, his constituency and one of five eastern Aegean islands bearing the brunt of new arrivals.
„We’re now taking at least first instance [asylum] decisions within four weeks,“ he said. […]
The European Asylum Support Office last week announced it will boost its personnel in Greece from 500 staffers to 1,500 – and assign a third of its budget to Greece.
The Agency’s operations in Greece are expected to double in size to over 1000 personnel in 2020; Hosting agreement signed to improve efficiency of support through legal and administrative clarity.
On 28 January 2020, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the Greek government signed a Seat Agreement for the Hosting of the EASO Operational Office in Greece. The agreement was signed in Athens by the Executive Director of EASO, Nina Gregori, and the Greek Alternate Minister for Migration and Asylum, Giorgos Koumoutsakos.
Commenting on the signing of the agreement, Ms Gregori stated: “EASO has been continuously increasing its operational support and cooperation with the Greek authorities since 2011. We have already started further expanding our support in the country in these weeks, and today’s agreement gives us the needed administrative and legal framework to do so effectively.” […]