"These days are very important because the Greek government has achieved a great success," Minister for Migration Policy Dimitris Vitsas said on Monday in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency's radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM.
"The programmes are concluded and a new period of high responsibility is opening during which we have not only to plan, because we have already done so, but to implement new measures that will speed up the country's and the society's restoration," he underlined.
"The agreement on migration supports common European solutions rather than individual actions and sends "the message to the Visegrad countries and the countries that follow a unilateral counter-migration policy that Europe is a Europe of solidarity and burden-sharing, hence, a Europe of co-responsibility," the Minister of Migration Policy said.
Greece, Germany, Spain, but also other major countries, such as France and the Netherlands, support common European solutions rather than individual actions, he said and added: "This includes two clear messages. A message to the Visegrad countries and the countries that pursue a unilateral counter-migration policy that Europe is a Europe of solidarity and burden-sharing, and thus Europe of co-responsibility and a second message to traffickers that Europe builds migration policies that will prevent them from their illegal activities."