Greece is making an “incredible” effort to tackle the EU’s migration crisis following a controversial deal with Turkey, European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans said Thursday.


The assessment comes two weeks before the commission, the executive arm of the European Union, is due to give its verdict on whether Greece has done enough to protect the external borders of the EU’s Schengen passport-free area.


“I have to say here that Greece is making an incredible effort, an incredible effort, and I really want to command the cooperation we have as the Commission with the Greek authorities to deal with this issue,” Timmermans told the European Parliament.


“With all the problems we have, I think this cooperation is of a quality we had never seen before and also the cooperation between Greece and Turkey is something to build on also on other areas.”




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