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Commissioner Avramopoulos: Hotspots in Greece and Italy will be ready in four weeks

He also warned of increased refugee flows in the coming months

Hotspots in Greece and Italy will be ready in four weeks the latest, European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said in an interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Tuesday.

Referring to the EU member states that refuse to contribute to the joint European effort, he said that some governments tell ‘no’ to everything, but they do not inform their citizens on the consequences of their refusal.

He also noted that the European Commission has proposed to these countries any kind of support: “I visited every country and I promised to offer any kind of support, economical, technical of infrastructure” adding that nobody can accuse the EU of not helping find a solution.

Mr. Avramopoulos also explained that the mass refugee flows have not stopped warning of increased refugee flows in the coming months.