Minister says barrier would send message to smugglers that ‘rules of the game have changed’The Greek government has defended plans to erect a floating barrier in the Mediterranean to deter thousands of people determined to reach Europe from making the sea journey from Turkey.Dismissing criticism, the country’s minister for migration and asylum, Notis Mitarakis, said the proposed barrier would send a strong message to people smugglers that the “rules of the game had changed”. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/31/greece-defends-anti-migrant-floating-barrier-amid-growing-criticism
Author : Helena Smith in Athens
Publish date : 2020-01-31 14:30:28
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