Centre news
28.02.2021

"Free ride" for breach of fundamental rights

In an article published by dpa, Lucas Rasche talks about the consequences of the opening of the border between Turkey and Greece a year ago.

In early March 2020, Turkish President Erdoğan revoked the EU-Turkey Deal and opened the borders to Greece for migrants. Greek security forces pushed the people back with tear gas and sometimes live ammunition. The right to asylum was temporarily suspended. Criticism from other member states was largely absent. The Commission called Greece a "European shield -  "a kind of free ride to further undermine fundamental rights at the border", Lucas Rasche told dpa.

Read the full article (in German) here.

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