This morning, 30 asylum seekers travelled by plane from Greece to Luxembourg under the EU’s relocation scheme.
We commend Luxembourg for being the first Member State to relocate people from Greece. We are counting on all Member States to take the necessary steps so that more relocations can follow swiftly from Greece and Italy
Commissioner Avramopoulos has been in Athens with Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece and Martin Schulz.
“Today, an important step was taken. I hope this will now become an everyday reality” said Avramopoulos.