Macedonia reopens border

Macedonia intermittently opened its border with Greece to approximately 300 Syrian and Iraqi refugees Wednesday, leaving about 10,000 more people camped on the Greek side, with more arriving daily, Greek police reported.

Greek police say Macedonian police opened the Idomeni crossing three times Wednesday, each time for a few hours. They admitted refugees from Syria and Iraq.

Greece has asked for 480 million euros in emergency aid from the European Union to deal with the crisis.

EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides said Wednesday he wants to swiftly push through a proposal to earmark 700 million euros in humanitarian aid to deal with the refugee crisis over the next three years. 

At the moment, some 25,000 refugees and other migrants are stranded in Greece, with 10,000 at the Idomeni border crossing to Macedonia.

Last update: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 11:55
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