2016-05-21 — wsj.com
Under a deal signed in March between the European Union and Turkey, all migrants, including Syrian refugees are to be sent back to Turkey once they have their asylum applications assessed and rejected by Greek judges.
But the first decisions--coming nearly two months after the deal went into effect--ruled mostly in favor of the Syrians applying for asylum. These early figures are raising concerns among EU officials that the intent of the plant to serve as a deterrent will be lost.
Austrian minister Wolfgang Sobotka said if the trend continues, it would "at least undermine, if not annul the Turkey agreement."
Maybe Greece would like, ya know, a little debt haircut from the EU to speed things up a bit...
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