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EU: GREECE, TURKEY AND RETURNS: ASYLUM & MIGRATION and INTERNAL SECURITY FUNDS: Millions of euros targeting border controls and returns
Statewatch News Online, May 2012
Council of the European Union: Implementation of the Common Framework for genuine and practical solidarity towards Member States facing particular pressures due to mixed migration flows - Political discussion with a particular focus on the support to Greece in areas of borders, asylum and migration management (pdf).

The document includes:

"Intensifying efforts to build capacity in Greece, including financial and human resources to build a robust asylum system, with adequate reception facilities and effective return processes...

"Efforts to cooperate with third countries and in particular the border control authorities of Turkey to combat illegal immigration and cross border organised crime...

"More focused efforts on return, in practice and conclusion and implementation of EU readmission agreements with key countries of origin and transit, operations with the assistance of FRONTEX and IOM and targeted use of funds under the European Return Fund."

See: Document 10465/12 (pdf)

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