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Greece: Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 12139, tabled on 8 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations his Department has made to his Greek counterpart on the registration requirements being placed on NGOs supporting refugees in Greece.

Answered on

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.