Guess which of Greece's borders the EU is talking about: EU gives Greece warning to fix border 'neglect' and EU exerts pressure on Greece via Schengen threat and EU urges Greece to take steps to tighten bloc's border and this EU call to more tightly control Greece's border:
“Greece is seriously neglecting its obligations and there are serious deficiencies in the carrying out of external border controls that must be overcome and dealt with by the Greek authorities.”
By external borders you might think the EU is referring to Greece's border with Turkey. After all, that's where the refugees (called forth by Germany chancellor Angela Merkel) come from. Nope. The EU wants Greece to stop the flow of refugees out of Greece northward!
Only the Dutch are being practical: Dutch suggest EU sends migrants heading to Greece back to Turkey.
Think about it. The leader of the most powerful state in the European Union makes statements that cause a stampede of people to head from the Middle East and Africa to the EU. Poor Greece is overrun and told it can't stop refugees from entering from Turkey. Angela Merkel makes like her position is high moral principle as well as a boon for the entire EU. But now the EU is threatening to kick Greece out of the Schengen area unless Greece bottles up migrants in Greece so they can't make it to Germany.
Really, think about it.
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