EU must do more to ease migrant pressure in Greece and Italy says Home Affairs Minister

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Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela and Greece’s Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos visited the hotspot in Lesvos, Greece.

They were accompanied by the Greek Minister for Migration Ioannis Mouzalas as they visited the refugee centre in Moria.

EU states had pledged to relocate 160,000 people in clear need of international protection Greece and Italy by September 2017. With the deadline fast approaching, the total number of relocations has not yet surpassed the 14,000 mark. Malta has taken in 111 of the 189 relocations.