The EU on Wednesday said they expect Greece to investigate violence against refugees and asylum seekers at the country’s borders.

“We do expect the Greek authorities to investigate any allegations of illegal practices or violence,” Adalbert Jahnz, European Commission spokesman, told a press briefing.

“The Greek authorities are facing a difficult task in dealing with an exceptional situation. However, they have to do so in full compliance of fundamental rights and acting in a proportionate way,” he added.

Jahnz also said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson will visit Greece on

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