27 August 2015

The current exceptional situation in Greece requires additional measures by the European Union and EU Member States to further support the initiatives taken by the Greek authorities and civil society organisations to address the increasing numbers of refugees arriving in Greece (for an overview of the current situation, please see the synopsis at the end of this call). In particular at the EU level, immediate and substantial efforts are needed to address the current situation in Greece through three types of concrete action:

 – Immediately and substantially increase emergency support to those assisting newly arriving refugees
 – Proactively apply the family and discretionary clauses in the Dublin III Regulation

 – Relocate at least 70,000 persons to other EU Member States within a year

Read ECRE’s full statement here: ECRE call on solidarity with Greece