EU: Greece has more to do before asylum seekers can be returned

Athens must make "significant" progress before asylum seekers who passed through Greece to other EU member states can be returned there, the bloc's executive said Wednesday.

EU provides Greece with 83 million euros in refugee aid

The European Union on Tuesday approved 83 million euros (93.8 million dollars) aimed at improving conditions for refugees in Greece, in its first disbursement under a mechanism set up to provide humanitarian aid within the bloc.

Tough talk from EU officials on migrants as tensions rise in Greece

Top EU officials on Thursday warned economic migrants to stay away from Europe and those qualifying for asylum to not expect a choice on which country they can settle in, as tensions continued to mount in migrant-clogged Greece.