New law in Greece against asylum-seeking criticised

New law will make it more difficult to claim asylum. Rights groups say law falls short of European standards.

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    The Greek government is introducing a new law that will make it more difficult for refugees and migrants to claim asylum in the country.

    It seeks to weed out economic migrants but human rights groups say the law fails to comply with European standards.

    The government says it is inundated with asylum requests and its European partners have not stepped in to help in practical ways.

     

    Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.


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