EU to sue Greece, Italy, Croatia over migrants


The European Union has started legal action against Greece, Italy and Croatia for failing to correctly register migrants.

Tens of thousands of migrants have arrived in those countries over the last few months but less than half of them have been registered by national authorities. Greece has only fingerprinted around 121,000 of the almost half a million people who arrived there between July 20 and Nov. 30 this year, according to the European Commission.

The Commission warned the three countries about the shortfalls two months ago, but said Thursday that these “concerns have not been effectively addressed.”

The EUs executive arm said it sent formal letters of notice to the three, the first formal step in infringement proceedings.