Greece is facing “two simultaneous crises” on an economic and humanitarian level, the president of Greek opposition party New Democracy has told CNBC Wednesday, expressing doubt that the latest proposals by the EU and Turkey to halt the flow of migrants would work.
“On the economic front we are struggling to meet our commitments and this government seems incapable of returning the Greek economy to a sustainable growth path. And at the same time we are faced with an unprecedented crisis on the migration side,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.
Greece received over a million refugees and illegal migrants over the last year, he said, reiterating calls for the country’s European neighbors – many of whom have closed borders with Greece to prevent migrants from travelling to northern Europe and effectively leaving them stranded in Greece – to do more to help.
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