In a special presentation to the Justice and Home Affairs Council on migration held in Brussels on Wednesday evening, the European Commission proposed an action plan of measures to be taken by the EU and the member states to provide critical support to Greece in managing the extraordinary situation at the continent's external borders.
Vice President of the European Commission in charge of promoting the European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas briefed reporters on the comprehensive package of measures to protect Greece's border, which includes: the mobilization of 100 border guards by Frontex (in addition to the 530 already deployed by member states), one airplane, one high-speed boat and three thermal cameras.
Schinas stressed that following the Tuesday visit of the three presidents of EU's top institutions to Evros, the Union sent a "resounding message of support to Greece," a country facing an "unprecedented challenge."
Greece's borders with Turkey, and Bulgaria's borders are European borders, Schinas noted and added that the Commission is also in touch with Cypriot authorities.
Margaritis Schinas' earlier remarks outlining the proposals are available at https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/STATEMENT_20_395