The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reiterated its recommendation not to return to Greece asylum seekers under the Dublin III Regulation. If UNHCR notes the changes made by the Greek authorities, it nevertheless highlights the difficulties of access to the procedure, the lack of dignified reception conditions, with the risk of being out on the street and being a victim of racist attacks, arbitrary imprisonment of asylum seekers in detention centers, the risk of refoulement and the slow pace of the proceedings (37,000 applications are processing delay).
Will the new government change the situation? And in this case will removals start again under Dublin III?
The UNHCR release in English :
You can download here the UNHCR report (in English).