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Greece denies report on US migrant resettlement deal – POLITICO

“The CBS report is false. There is neither agreement nor request from the United States to resettle legal immigrants in Greece,” Migration Minister Dimitris Kairidis wrote on the X social media platform.

Kairidis said he was unpleasantly surprised by the information, telling local radio Skai that it was “suspicious” just days before voters in Greece and other European Union countries elect a new European Parliament.

“Such an agreement does not exist,” US Ambassador to Greece George Tsunis told the Kathimerini newspaper, without giving any details.

Greece has been on the front lines of Europe’s migration crisis since 2015, when hundreds of thousands of people from Syria and elsewhere began entering the EU in hopes of seeking asylum. Migration flows have since decreased, but illegal immigration remains a fertile issue, particularly for right-wing parties, to exploit to attract votes.

Human rights organizations and the European Parliament have accused the Greek government of illegal “pushbacks” – turning away migrants who managed to enter Greek territory, something the government denies.

Earlier this year, Italy struck a deal with Albania to build processing centers for migrants it will send across the Adriatic Sea to the Balkan country.

President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order as soon as Tuesday aimed at curbing migration along the U.S. southern border with Mexico, according to four people familiar with the matter.

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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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