Frustration is growing among thousands of migrants trapped on the Greek border with Macedonia. Austria and several Balkan nations have imposed tough measures preventing them from moving northwards. UN secretary Ban Ki-Moon has criticized the move.
Serbia has withdrawn diplomats from neighboring Macedonia – apparently for reasons of security. Observers suspect a political game involving Kosovo, NATO and the retention of power.
Since the closure of the Balkan route, many refugees who arrived on the shores of Greece are trapped in overcrowded camps without any prospects. A report from Fabian Pianka, who visited the Greek hotspot in Samos.
All talk, no action? Cooperative economic projects have been the hot topic as a conference between leaders from the EU and Western Balkan countries begins. But EU expansion in the region remains as elusive as ever.
Two men have been detained after two boats carrying 305 Syrian refugees arrived on the Mediterranean Island. The Turkish coast guard says it stopped 313 migrants this weekend trying to reach Balkan countries.
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