Migration is a “deeply European” problem and “European solidarity must not be restricted to financing the state-of-the-art facility we will visit next, but must lead to a common migration and asylum pact which will fairly share the burden of managing a complex problem that concerns Europe as a whole,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday said from Samos, where he is visiting the Closed Controlled Facility for the reception of asylum-seekers, in the location known as “Zervou”.
As the prime minister said in his statements, he has explained to the partners in the EU but also to many international forums that the migration issue is not a Greek problem, but “deeply European”.
“We will continue to work to convince those European countries that consider that this problem does not concern them, to change their attitude and in their own way to contribute to this great, this common European effort,” the prime minister added.
Finally, referring to the new closed facility on Samos, the prime minister noted: “I close by saying that today is an important day for the island. It is another confirmation that this government is fulfilling its pre-election pledges. We said it, we did it. The facility of shame is closing, the new facility is already operating, this amphitheatrical, beautiful space is being handed over to the local community, just as we promised.”