Johanna Mikl-Leitner

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Johanna Mikl-Leitner is associated, including Schengen and Greece. Most recently, Johanna Mikl-Leitner has been quoted saying: “If Greece stresses over and over again that it is not possible to protect the Greek border…we have to ask the question if it's possible that the external border of the Schengen area stays in Greece.” in the article EU's migration system close to 'complete breakdown'. An other article where Johanna Mikl-Leitner has been quoted is Under fire over new migrant quotas, Austria says stricter limits are needed.

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If it is really the case that the Greek external border cannot be protected, can it be still a Schengen external border?

If Greece stresses over and over again that it is not possible to protect the Greek border…we have to ask the question if it's possible that the external border of the Schengen area stays in Greece.

Each country must make its own decisions. I am very happy with ours. But everyone has to be aware that we cannot reach our overall goal with the current limits. This means that we will still have to reduce these limits.

It's highly questionable that Turkey, which puts a newspaper critical of the government under its own control, presents a wish-list three days later and is rewarded by discussions about earlier visa liberalisation. I ask myself if the EU is throwing its values overboard.

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