21st Mar 2018


Macedonia closes border with Greece

Macedonia closed its border with Greece Wednesday, saying closures in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia were preventing migrants from exiting the country and continuing their journey through the Balkans. Greek authorities said some 650 asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan were left stuck in a camp on the Macedonian border.


EU praises Turkey on migrant deal despite Greek misery

The EU-Turkey deal was agreed two years ago in Brussels. Focus has largely been on reducing migrant flows across the Mediterranean and helping Syrian refugees in Turkey, while the plight of those on the Greek islands are ignored.

US yet to push on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Washington would still like to block a planned gas pipeline between Russia and Germany but is not yet considering hitting companies involved in the project.

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