Greece threatened with expulsion from Schengen free movement zone

Greece faces being expelled or suspended from the Schengen free movement zone as European leaders seek to pressure Athens into doing more to stem the flow of migrants coming from Turkey.

Belgium, Austria and Sweden all publicly demanded that Greece do more to stop the migrants spilling out of the Middle East on Monday morning. Their demands came hours before interior ministers gathered in Amsterdam for a meeting to discuss emergency measures to prop up the Schengen system.

  • Hard Little Machine

    So Greece uses the very laws and treaties that the rest of Europe demanded they use, and when they do they’re punished for being effective. Only in Europe could anyone be this cynical and retarded.

    • tom_billesley

      Schengen is designed for free movement after a traveller has entered legally, not as a way of passing invaders up the line. Greece has to detain them and register them as asylum seekers or deport them. They’re doing neiither.

      • Hard Little Machine

        The wording is vague. The treaty says they can’t be facilitated as in actively moved, but it’s mute on the point of doing nothing. This is problem that tiny Malta finds itself – 10’s thousands of Libyans washed ashore and legally Malta can’t pack them on boats and planes and move them somewhere else, or even back to Libya. But that’s why living on an island sometimes sucks.

    • canminuteman

      Yep I seem to recall Hungary and Slovenia being treated as pariahs for builing fences. Now they want to punish Greece for not building a fence. I see this whole farce ended in tears soon.

  • Dana Garcia

    The borderless superstate is failing because of the meddling of one of its biggest supporters, Angela Merkel.

    It would be funny if it weren’t so chaotic and the precursor of worse.

    • The European Commission (unelected gov’t) shares the guilt.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Greeks should demand that NATO naval forces patrol the waters to block the passage of refugees.

    • tom_billesley

      NATO naval forces – such as the Turkish Navy?

      • Kick Turkey out of Nato first.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Well, that would leave Canerduh out. We don’t got no boats no more.

      • You mean those four leaky diesel submarines that the Brits sold us 20 years ago, at bargain basement prices, are still not running? Shame. We could have used them to torpedo the boats of human traffickers. Metaphorically. And after they offload of course.

  • tom_billesley

    Greece does not have a land border with any other country in the Schengen Area, so migrants are currently leaving Schengen to transit the Balkans and re-enter Schengen at the Austrian or Slovenian border. Suspension of Greece from Schengen would affect air and sea travellers.

  • David Murrell

    Any person supporting Schengen has to be insane, or purposely working for the destruction of Europe.

  • Start by expelling pro-“refugee” leftist activists from the Greek islands where they operate welcome centers. Then put the *refugees” in dinghies and tow them out to sea till close to the Turkish coast. Those that try to return, blow out of the water.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Some of these Aegean islands are within sight of the Turkish coast.

      • MRHapla

        5 mile paddle to the Land o’ Free Stuff

  • John

    More bullying. Just recently, when Poland refused to take in the refugees assigned to it by Brussels, the county’s bonds were downgraded.

  • Gary

    I won’t be shocks to hear that these were mostly all the hard core Criminals from the Prisons in islamic nations that were glad to get rid of them .
    The men got a free hair-cut and shave plus new clothes and travel money , it was a ruse to paint them a poor refugees that were widows and Orphans.
    The women murdered their husbands while the rest murdered their parents.

  • Bataviawillem

    If you invite millions to come, don’t blame an other country that they don’t stop them.

  • MRHapla

    Hey, PCLib Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Austria, etc etc,,Stop inviting the MudSlime Scum Wave, that’s a big fix right there.