Asylum Seeker Measures in Greece
Citizen Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis said disused army bases could help ease serious overcrowding at existing detention centers as Greece plans to overhaul rules for granting immigrants asylum.
Greece is the busiest transit point for illegal immigrants coming into the European Union. The country is receiving emergency assistance from the EU border agency, Frontex, to deal with the problem.
Papoutsis, a former EU commissioner, said Greece is seeking the urgent renegotiating of European Union asylum rules that allow member states to send back migrants to the country of entry into the 27-member union.