The musician, whose real name is Gordon Sumner, blasted politicians for their inability to solve the refugee crisis but applauded Greece for doing their bit while suffering their own financial turmoil.
The 66-year-old, who boasts a £220million net worth, said at an Amnesty International event in Athens: “Thank God for Greece because you have shown the way.
“You have shown how to treat refugees when other people are building walls. “When children are being taken from their mothers and put in cages, you are acting with compassion and generosity and common sense.”
He added: “Because our so-called leaders, a sad parade of half-men, cowards, have not got the solutions.
“Once again Greece has shown us how to be civilised.”
Sting’s remarks come in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s immigration policy u-turn, which saw more than 2,000 children detained and separated from parents who tried to cross the Mexico border into the US illegally.
Following that, was Angela Merkel’s coalition counterpart Horst Seehofer who has put the Chancellor’s leadership at risk by threatening to pull out of their partnership if she refuses to send immigrants back to countries they initially registered for asylum.
Mr Seehofer’s warning comes as part of a major crackdown on immigration as the EU struggles to control its 28 member states’ borders, which could lead to a spike in migration similar to the 2015 epidemic that prompted Germany to take in a million refuges from Africa and the Middle East.
Italy may well have been in Sting’s firing line too, after Lega leader Matteo Salvini closed Rome’s docks and subsequently turned away a German boat of 350 immigrants.
A summit among all the EU’s member states will take place tomorrow where Ms Merkel’s leadership will be called into question, though Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have announced they will boycott the crunch meeting.
Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache today waded into the immigration row by vowing to do everything in his power to keep his country’s borders closed.
The singer, who has a sprawling property portfolio of plush homes in London, New York, Malibu, California and Tuscany to name a few, often speaks out about how he wants the refugee crisis sorted.
Though he made headlines in 2016 when he said he felt “distressed” following reports illegal immigrants were working on his luxury 350-hectare wine-producing estate.