“The main cause of the refugee crisis is the war, and they tend to forget it and put the blame on us,” Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said in an interview with Skai TV on Tuesday.
Regarding Austria’s stance, he said that “Austria is also based on other forces that oppose to the German government of Merkel. I would say that it (Austria) plays the ‘dirty game’ of many countries that would like to destroy Merkel or at least her policy.”
Mr. Kotzias, though, reassured that the refugee flows in Greece are manageable, adding that Greece can host up to 150,000 refugees. He also suggested calmness and not panic in addressing the problem.
However, he said that “my worst nightmare is a bigger crisis in Middle East leading to thousands of millions of refugees”.
“The refugee problem is a complex one,” he said and noted that nobody in Europe was ready to accept such a large number of refugees.