Freezing temperatures and pouring rain have led conditions in the refugee camp in Idomeni at the Greek-Macedonian to deteriorate. More than 10,000 people are camping in the fields there.
In June 2003 in Thessaloniki, the EU promised that all Western Balkan countries could one day become member states. It is important to be consistent and do the right thing by keeping this promise, Krsto Lazarevic writes.
With the onset of winter authorities have yet to fully equip the refugee camps in northern Greece to help withstand the increasingly miserable conditions. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from four camps.
After clearing Idomeni, Greek police are now evacuating other unofficial camps. Yet refugees are still trying to illegally cross Macedonia to reach the EU, even setting records in doing so.
Greek police has been busing refugees out of Idomeni, with no violence reported between the migrants and the security forces. The move to accommodation in Thessaloniki is running "smoothly," according to the government.
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