Greece denies it faces Schengen suspension over migrants

Migrants wait to complete their registration procedure at a new registration center on the Greek island of Lesbos on September 8, 2015Greece’s top migration official on Wednesday denied suggestions that its place in the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone was in jeopardy because of failings in its handling of the migrant crisis. The Financial Times had reported that several European ministers and senior EU officials believe threatening suspension from the Schengen zone could persuade Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to “deliver on his promises and take up EU offers of help”. “The FT report contains falsehoods and distortions,” junior interior minister for migration Yiannis Mouzalas told reporters.

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