Greece to get 90 fingerprinting devices with EU help

Greece to get 90 fingerprinting devices with EU help

The European Commission will provide Greece with 1.36 million euros in emergency funding for the acquisition of 90 fingerprinting devices, the EU’s executive said Wednesday.

“These devices will be used to ensure proper identification and registration of migrants at Greek border crossings,” the Commission said, adding that the funding will come from the Internal Security Fund (ISF).

The 90 fingerprinting devices and workstations will be connected to the central EURODAC system to ensure sharing of information. They will be installed at border crossing points throughout Greece, including on the Eastern Aegean islands.

“This will help to ensure the full and effective operation of the hotspots established on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Leros, Kos and Samos,” the Commission said.

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