The flow of refugees into Greece is rising again – not just on the Aegean islands, but mostly along the river Evros, Greece‘s border with Turkey. For many of the people who attempt the crossing, it becomes a deathtrap.
Citing a confidential EU report, German newspaper "Welt am Sonntag" has reported that the total number of migrants arriving in the bloc via Turkey rose to 51,000 in 2018, despite a deal to stem such migration flows.
A clampdown on Europe's eastern borders and the Aegean Sea has forced migrants to seek different — and more dangerous — routes to the continent. Hunters and fishermen find their bodies, reports Anthee Carassava.
Greece's "enormous contribution" in handling migration has been extolled by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ending her two-day visit to Athens, she said the 28-member EU must do more to protect its external border.
Two German journalists who were arrested in Greece have been released. The pair, who were reporting on a group of migrants, had not been given permission to enter a restricted military area.
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