Refugees manage their own affairs at a squatted hotel in Athens. The building currently houses some 400 migrants from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The Greek state is tolerating the squat, which provides an alternative to refugee camps.
Camps set up for displaced people on the Greek islands are overcrowded. New facilities are being erected on the mainland, but only refugees with certain designated needs will ever be permitted to reside in them.
Police on Lesbos cleared the main port area on Monday following a clash between far-right extremists and migrants. While no longer a key transit point for entering Europe, the Greek island suffers severe over-crowding.
Two reporters working for German broadcaster ARD have been detained in Greece, reportedly for working without a permit. The journalists were arrested along a popular migrant route by the Turkish border.
Years into a refugee crisis, many Greeks continue to resist the integration of asylum seekers stranded in the country. New, far-right extremist groups are taking advantage of the frustration. Anthee Carassava reports.
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