By Associated Press July 10 at 10:19 AM
The Washington Post
ATHENS, Greece — Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say a fire has broken out at a large migrant camp following a protest at the site.
Police said no injuries were reported from Monday’s protest and that the fire believed to have been set deliberately at the Moria camp is still burning.
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In a last-minute drive to assure European Union partners that it is getting to grips with a mass influx of refugees, Greece released aerial photographs on Tuesday of new registration centers for migrants on its northern Aegean islands.
The move is part of Athens' efforts, ahead of an EU summit starting on Thursday, to rebuff criticism by Germany and other EU governments that it has done too little to manage the flow of hundreds of thousands of people arriving on its shores.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Geopolitical Diary NOVEMBER 24, 2015 | 01:54 GMT
Stratfor laid out on Nov. 11 the potential dangers of
closing its borders to
migrants, establishing a barrier across the heavily transited Balkan migration
corridor. Two days later, a terrorist attack in Slovenia led to a hardening of attitudes across
the Continent. In response, the Slovenian government announced Nov. 19 that it
would no longer allow economic migrants — those who are not from war zones such
as Paris Syria and —
to enter its territory. The announcement caused a chain reaction back along the
migration route as Afghanistan Croatia, Serbia and , anticipating a backlog
forming in their territories, swiftly closed their own borders. This has left
many migrants stranded along the route, powerless to move forward and now
unable to backtrack. Macedonia
Monday, October 5, 2015
By Ian Wishart Nikos Chrysoloras
First overwhelmed by debt and now overwhelmed by refugees, Greece offers a tempting target for European leaders left to handle the fallout.
With wounds only just healing after the euro area agreed to throw Greece another financial lifeline, the country’s inability to process tens of thousands of refugees turning up at its doorstep threatens to reopen them all over again. Local Greek authorities are inundated by some 3,000 arrivals a day, most of whom are allowed to head north through the Balkans toward Germany and Scandinavia, sewing political tensions as they go.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The Greek government and the UN refugee agency have brought in extra staff and ships to deal with some 25,000 stranded migrants on the
. island of Lesbos
A processing centre has been also set up on an abandoned football ground to help the migrants to get to
A Greek minister said on Monday
Lesbos was "on
the verge of an explosion".
Meanwhile, hundreds of migrants broke through police lines on
border with Serbia and
started walking towards the capital, . Budapest
The migrants faced down pepper spray used by police as they broke out of a holding centre in a cornfield and marched down a motorway towards
. They later agreed to be taken by
bus to another reception centre. Budapest
Friday, January 24, 2014
By Associated Press, Published: January 23
The small fishing boat crammed with 28 people had entered
illegally from .
The Coast Guard said it was towing the boat to the small Aegean Sea Turkey when it capsized and sank
Monday leaving two people dead and another 10 — mostly children — missing and
feared drowned. island of Farmakonissi
Survivors who arrived in
claimed Thursday the boat was being led at speed to nearby Turkish waters to be
abandoned. They said Coast Guard crew ignored their pleas to take the women and
children on their boat before the accident, and then allegedly stood by as
passengers struggled in rough seas. Athens