Britain Angers Greece with Talk of Closing Borders to Crisis Hit Greeks
Britain is ready to close its borders to Greeks escaping from the financial crisis, PM David Cameron said yesterday. The statement led to an angry response from the Greek foreign ministry.
“I think the legal position is that if there are extraordinary stresses and strains, it is possible to take action to restrict migratory flows. But obviously we hope that does not happen,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
The UK fears the flow of Greek immigrants which can end up in hyperinflation and unrest.
On the instructions of Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, Foreign Ministry Secretary General Yannis-Alexis Zepos summoned the UK Ambassador to Athens, David Landsman, to a meeting this evening concerning statements made by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to the British Parliament regarding Greece.
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