Reforms in Greece are stagnating amid popular protests against austerity measures. International creditors are waiting for promised changes to the pension system, a revamped public administration and the establishment of a privatization fund.
The European Commission has announced new emergency funds for refugees in Greece. The money is meant to help tens of thousands of refugees pay for housing, food and medical care.
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.
Greece's coast guard has fired "warning shots" at a Turkish freight ship near Rhodes island, prompting a protest from Ankara. Greek police say they acted on an anonymous call that it was "transporting drugs."
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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