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UNHCR expresses concern at Greece’s asylum plans | @keeptalkingGR

The United Nations refugees agency UNHCR expressed concern about Greek proposals to overhaul laws affecting asylum seekers, saying they could weaken the protection of refugees.

Greece is proposing to streamline a lengthy asylum process and deport rejected asylum seekers.

A draft law is pending in the Greek parliament.

The law would reduce safeguards for people seeking international protection and put more pressure on overstretched administrative and judicial authorities, UNHCR said in a statement.

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