Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, made the call during a visit by European Union Council president Charles Michel. Michel also appealed to EU nations to step up their response to the migrant crisis unfolding on Greece's eastern islands.
A "closed camp" for displaced people is being set up on Samos as part of the EU's strategy for fortifying its external borders. Neither residents of the island nor the people who will be held there want the camp.
Migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos are angry about conditions after a catastrophic fire ripped through a large camp set up to house them. Riot police responded with tear gas after some protesters threw stones.
As EU member states attempt to agree on a new migration pact, refugees in Lesbos have been moved to a new site that they say is abysmal. From Lesbos, Marianna Karakoulaki reports on conditions at the camp.
Europeans should be appalled by the inhuman living conditions that refugees and asylum-seekers endure in Greek camps. We must finally uphold the principle of human rights, says Dimitra Kyranoudi.
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