A controversial program to send back refugees who arrived in Greece from Turkey kicked off on Monday. Human rights groups say the move – the result of a deal between the EU and Turkey – puts the migrants in danger.
Bulgaria plans to station 600 troops on its border with Turkey to quell any potential flow of migrants. Bulgaria's defense minister said the EU's failure to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean justified the move.
A filthy prison instead of a safe haven: Iranian refugee Arash Hampay joined a hunger strike on Lesbos to protest the dire living conditions at the Moria asylum center. Thousands of refugees are detained there.
Turkish ministers pushing for EU accession in Brussels have been told by the EU there will be no progress until Ankara restores human rights. It's Brussels' most public criticism in the aftermath of Turkey's failed coup.
Once again, riots broke out at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this week. Local politicians and migration experts are striving for solutions.
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