Mouzalas: After the Brexit I cannot estimate the relocation of refugees in the EU

Mouzalas: After the Brexit I cannot estimate the relocation of refugees in the EU

Athens, June 27, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

As a negative development for the relocation of refugees from Greece in the EU refers the Deputy Minister of Immigration Policy, Giannis Mouzalas, to the result of the referendum in Britain.

“Before the Brexit, the EU’s will, particularly certain countries such as Germany, France and the Netherlands, even at bilateral level, were to relocate at least 15-20000 refugees. After the Brexit however I can not appreciate how things might develop”, Mouzalas says, in an interview with the newspaper “Agora”.

At the same time, he stresses that the ministry is launching a short-term plan that includes the disband until September, of a significant proportion of informal settlements.

The government’s plan, he explains, is to have a division of refugees and immigrants in major cities of Greece, in camps and apartments under one thousand people per region, to avoid the creation of ghettos.