Economic migrants to be separated from refugees in Greece

Croatia's national police chief Vlado Dominic has attended a meeting with police chiefs from Austria, Slovenia and Hungary in Vienna at which it has been concluded that economic migrants will be separated from refugees already in Greece, the Croatian Ministry of the Interior said on Wednesday.

"The meeting has adopted a conclusion that as part of the work of Frontex, the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders, so-called hot spots should be urgently put in operation in Greece," the ministry said.

All EU countries would be involved in the operation of hot spots and their task would be to register and distinguish refugees from economic migrants on entry from Turkey. Economic migrants would be sent back to Turkey and refugees would be taken care of in accordance with the Dublin agreement, the ministry said on its website.

Last update: Sat, 24/10/2015 - 19:37

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