09/22/2021 | Press release | Archived content
Ingrid Brocková, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, is visiting Greece from 21 to 23 September 2021, where, in addition to the program in Athens, she also met with local officials from the Island of Evia, which was damaged due to wildfires, which Slovak firefighters also helped to put out.
Greece is one of the most affected countries in the Mediterranean by the refugee crisis. "Slovak support for Greece takes the form of concrete and targeted actions to manage migration," Ingrid Brocková emphasized. The State Secretary also inspected the premises of the Athens Polyclinic, for which Slovakia provided a financial contribution for the purchase of a set of dental equipment from the Chirana Medical company in Stará Turá. Thanks to this, free-of-charge basic dental care is provided for refugees as well as other socially disadvantaged groups in Greece.
Slovakia, together with Austria and the International Organization for Migration, is also implementing a project to provide health care in detention and accommodation centers on selected islands and the mainland. Our contribution specifically amounts to 1 mil. euros. The Slovak Republic will provide biochemical laboratories and radiological units.
During her visit to the Metadrasi refugee children's home and the Schisto refugee camp, the State Secretary confirmed that "Slovakia is aware of the need to help the most vulnerable groups - migrants and refugees - in Greece and therefore last year Slovakia donated a total of 105,000 euros in humanitarian material to mitigate the consequences of migratory flows."