Portugal sends 40 SEF inspectors and judge to Greece as part of refugee deal with Turkey

Portugal is to send 40 SEF inspectors, a judge and asylum ‘experts’ to Greece as part of the EU deal with Turkey to stem refugee flow into Europe. Although a date has yet to be set, the brief for these operatives will be to check that the deal – focused on returning irregular migrants to Turkey – operates according to plan. Implementation of deal will cost as much as €300 million, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed. This is because 4,000 people will have to be drafted in to see that it works. Each asylum request will have to be treated individually, he explained.

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