During the decade 2009-2018, Greece faced problems with its policy. These problems are the result of both long and difficult relations with neighboring countries, as well as the European migration crisis that occurred in 2015. Europe did not show solidarity.
Regarding the migration crisis, a large number of migrants and refugees started in 2015 heading for Europe through the Mediterranean Sea and South East Europe.
Their countries of origin were mainly from the West or South Asia, Africa, the Western Balkans. Their goal was to head to Central and Northern Europe in order to seek asylum, a transit country for which Greece was traveling.
Several countries, such as Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, have opposed European Council decisions on immigration and asylum and decided not to accept refugees into their Immigrants and the consequent problems, such as the economy and housing.
Hungary is the biggest barrier in the European Union, as the nationalist party and its Prime Minister Victor Orbán ignored the Union Directives and decided not to accept any refugees in their country. It is noteworthy that this particular Prime Minister won the election by speaking out about his stance on refugees, stating in his speech that "any country that's unable to protect its borders and territory from the uncontrolled influx of refugees" describing the refugees as "invaders" for his country.
"In fact, it is not possible for certain countries to be allowed to 'benefit en masse' from Community solidarity, but at the same time they are showing 'national selfishness' to the refugees," he said. and for this reason sanctions should be imposed on countries that do not comply with the European Union Directives.
Shortly afterwards, the decision was an Action Plan between the EU and Turkey aimed at warming up Euro-Turkish relations, according to which Greece is committed to operating in reception centers to make registration easier.
The European Community, from the first years of its operation, had envisaged the adoption of a common foreign policy framework with the establishment of the European Political Partnership, which was later replaced by the Common Foreign Policy (Common Foreign Policy).
With the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 and later Lisbon in 2007, the European Union abolished solidarity as an internal border and established an area of freedom, advocating solidarity as a means of preventing or addressing potential risks that could be faced by another Member State.