Since the Balkan States closed off their borders, thousands of refugees have been stuck in Greece. And they are increasingly desperate. Macedonia is preparing itself - by deploying more police.
As the world gears up for the World Cup final, a grassroots group of volunteers has created its own football movement for refugees in northern Greece. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Thessaloniki.
On the back of a groundbreaking court decision, two transgender refugees have found the freedom to start a new life in Greece. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Thessaloniki.
As Bulgaria concludes its six-month EU presidency, its foreign minister tells DW that no EU member state was prepared for the refugee crisis.
Albania and Macedonia have been given the go-ahead to prepare for EU accession talks – though not until June 2019. In an interview with DW, German Deputy Minister Michael Roth says it’s the right decision.
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