The refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece was relatively calm on Monday. Earlier on Sunday, around 3,000 migrants clashed with the Macedonian police while trying to cross the border.
Macedonia must resolve its decadeslong naming quarrel with Greece in order to facilitate EU accession talks. But a new proposal discussed by the countries' leaders still faces a host of hurdles.
The mayor of Greece’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki, was treated in hospital after he was beaten up by nationalist extremists. Mayor Boutaris had been at an event commemorating the killing of ethnic Greeks by Turks.
The three Spanish firefighters and two Danish men have been acquitted on charges of attempting to illegally bring migrants to Greece. They had been involved in rescue missions for refugees and migrants in the Aegean Sea.
Tensions in the Western Balkans can only be overcome if all countries in the region join the European Union, says enlargement chief Johannes Hahn. The EU's door should remain open for Turkey, he told DW.
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