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Greek police officers to be posted at German airports

YIANNIS SOULIOTIS

TAGS: Diplomacy, Travel

Greek police officers will be posted at airports in Germany to assist their German colleagues in security checks of passengers traveling from Greece, Kathimerini has learned.

The decision by the Citizens’ Protection Ministry was taken in the wake of tension with Berlin over increased checks on Greek travelers at German airports that contravene procedures stipulated in the Schengen Agreement.

The Greek request was submitted before November 12, the date when increased checks were introduced across German airports. The request has been approved by German authorities.

Two officers will be stationed at Munich airport and another two at Frankfurt. They are expected in Germany early next week.

In a measure introduced a few years ago, officers from Germany and France are currently stationed at Greece’s main airports.
 

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