Greek contends that countries like Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, who continue to reject mandatory migrant relocation quotas, place an unfair burden on EU states like Greece, Italy, and Spain. Spain gets Illegals transferred from Malta . Have few nation take burden of illegal migrants, Spain/Greece become two migrant “processing centers” in EU
Greece struggle to accommodate the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who’ve recently have made their way from Turkey, its government said that it would call on the EU to impose sanctions on member states who refuse to accept a portion of the new arrivals.
Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, “I will say this clearly: I will raise the issue of specific sanctions for European countries that refuse to take part in a fair distribution of refugees on a European level.”
Mitsotakis then added: “It is an act of hypocrisy. You cannot enjoy the benefits of (border-free travel and trade) and not accept 1,000 or 2,000 refugees as part of EU management of the issue.”
Over the summer, Greece saw a drastic spike in migrant arrivals from Turkey. In August, Greece saw close to 7,000 migrants arrive by boat, the highest number since 2016.