Greece plans barrier to stop migrants in Aegean Sea

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Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

The Greek government has said it wants to install a “floating protection system” to stop migrant arrivals from the Turkish coast. The system would involve setting up nets to stop boats making the crossing. A request for bids from companies capable of building the structure has been published by the Greek Defense Ministry.  However, Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said the scheme — with a budget of some €500,000 ($550,000) — was still in its early stages. “We want to see if this works, and where and whether it can be implemented,” Panagiotopoulos told the public broadcaster Skai.