To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of increasing restrictions and registration requirements on NGOs operating in Greece on the level of support available to refugees in that country.
15 June 2021
We have not made specific representations in relation to the regulations to which you refer, however we regularly engage with Greek authorities, UNHCR and NGO's on migration issues, and support Greece's efforts to effectively manage migration. UK and Greek Ministers discussed migration priorities and opportunities for further collaboration in March and May 2021. The Minister for the European Neighbourhood and Americas also discussed migration challenges with representatives from the Migration Ministry and International Organisation for Migration during her visit to Athens in April. We will continue to work with our partners to identify opportunities to further support Greece's efforts in this regard.