Brussels’ border agency Frontex has warned EU leaders of a large surge of migrants heading to Greece, according to a leaked report released on Monday by German media.
The Frontex report, which was delivered to EU officials over the weekend, expected “mass migration flows” to Greece after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the gates for all asylum seekers last week.
So far just 60 Frontex border agents have been deployed to the Greek border with Turkey, where it has been estimated that tens of thousands of migrants have arrived in recent days.
The agency report, which was obtained by Die Welt, states that it will be “difficult to stop the massive flow of people who have travelled” and partially blamed social media for the surge in arrivals at the border.
Frontex added that the European Union has three options to deal with the new wave of migrants.