Green european deputy erik marquardt has called for treaty violation proceedings against greece in light of alleged human rights violations on the greek-turkish border.
The incidents are part of a "systematic disregard for EU law," marquardt told the deutsche presse-agentur. Examples of rights violations include shootings at the borders, so-called pushbacks, suspension of asylum procedures and disregard for the directive on the reception of migrants.
The EU commission is the "guardian of the treaties," which means that if EU law is so obviously broken, then a treaty violation procedure is needed." The EU member states, in turn, had the task of "not simply talking about human rights violations already," says marquardt. It is necessary to find a "clear language" towards greece.
Turkey declared the border to greece open at the end of february 2020. Thousands of migrants then made their way to the turkish-greek border and tried to reach europe. You have to be pushed back by greek border guards using, among other things, transgenic gas. According to findings of international research teams, live ammunition was also used with a high degree of probability. Turkey accuses greece of responsibility for the deaths of three migrants, which athens denies.
Greek authorities, in response to a question from the german press agency, said the incidents at the beginning of march were a "threat to national security. The accusations of alleged illegal actions are "tendentious". Such actions are not part of the practices of the greek authorities.