ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece mentioned that 41 Afghan refugees flew from Athens to Portugal on Tuesday, as a part of a bilateral settlement to resettle 1,000 individuals who have been granted asylum.
The Afghans traveled to Greece earlier than the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August. Another 43 are anticipated to fly to Portugal within the coming weeks, Greek officers mentioned.
Athens is looking for to cut back the variety of refugees dwelling within the nation by means of bilateral agreements with different European Union members.
Greece has the fifth-highest variety of pending asylum functions amongst EU nations, following Germany, France, Spain and Italy, in accordance to figures from the bloc reported for the tip of June.
Athens has toughened its coverage on unlawful migration lately, stepping up controls at its land and sea borders with Turkey.
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Earlier Tuesday, 11 unattended migrant minors flew to Paris as a part of a separate relocation program.
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