Greece lashed out on Monday at what it called "lies" by its EU partners following calls for Athens to be suspended from the Schengen passport-free zone if it fails to staunch the flow of migrants into Europe. At a tense meeting of EU interior ministers in Amsterdam, Austria and Germany urged Greece — the European gateway for thousands of migrants each day — to do more to tackle the continent's worst migration crisis since World War II. "We are tired to listen that we cannot secure our borders," Mouzalas told reporters in Amsterdam.
4 September, 2015 Europe asylum laws face scrutiny in migrant crisis Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but the response by the 28-member European Union is hamstrung by a web of complicated rules governing asylum seekers. Designed to reassure Europeans worried over any massive influx of immi...
23 February, 2016 Greece rages at neighbours as fears migrants could be halted By Lefteris Papadimas and Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece raged at neighbours and began bussing hundreds of migrants back from its northern border on Tuesday, fearing it could be inundated with migrants halted by Balkan states trying to shut the main land route to Western […]
5 February, 2016 France, Germany pile pressure on Turkey to stem migrant tide The massive flow of migrants into Europe must be slowed with the help of Turkey and better screening of asylum applicants on arrival on the continent, the interior ministers of France and Germany said Friday. Speaking in Athens, the ministers warned again of a real "danger" of Europe's […]
23 February, 2016 Greece rages at neighbors as fears migrants could be halted By Lefteris Papadimas and Yannis Behrakis ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece raged at neighbors and began bussing refugees and migrants back from its northern border on Tuesday, after new restrictions by countries on the main land route to Western Europe trapped hundreds behind a bottleneck at […]
25 February, 2016 Divided EU seeks to avoid migrant ‘humanitarian crisis’ European interior ministers tried Thursday to resolve deep divisions over migrant policy, with Greece lashing out at its partners for creating a humanitarian crisis and officials warning the EU's unity was at stake. Athens is seething over a series of border restrictions by Austria, […]