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State of Play of Implementation of the Priority Actions under the European Agenda on Migration: Annex 2 - Greece – Progress Report

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Recommendations December 2015

HOTSPOT AREAS

Greece needs to complete the construction of the hotspots at Lesvos, Leros and Chios, in line with the planned timetable.

Construction works at Kos should commence immediately and a location in Samos should be identified in order to roll out the hotspot by end of January.

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 Works in the hotspot areas in Lesvos (extension), Leros, Chios and Samos are advancing well. According to the announcement of the government on 31 January 2016, they should be completed by the European Council of February 2016. Following an inter-ministerial meeting under PM Tsipras, the Greek army is now mobilised to take the leadership, in particular to finalise the construction works and to take the lead temporarily in the hotspots.

 The national procurement procedure for the services necessary for the operation of the hotspots has not yet been finalised. In the meantime these services will be provided by the Greek army.

X The Greek army has selected the former camp of Pyli as hotspot site in Kos and has started land works. The Greek authorities should complete works at the identified site so that the hotspot becomes operational as soon as possible.