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Greece to empty Lesbos of refugees by Easter

The Greek government pledged on Tuesday that the island of Lesbos will be emptied of refugees by next Easter, after a fire last week destroyed the overcrowded camp of Moria. "Of the roughly 12,000 refugees here currently, I foresee 6,000 being transferred to the mainland by Christmas and the rest by Easter," civil protection minister, Michalis Chrysochoidis, told the Guardian. Germany has offered to take in 1,500 refugees.

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Ylva Johansson on Migration and Drama Queens

Commissioner for home affairs, Ylva Johansson, would like to win the approval of all EU member states for a new proposal for a common asylum and migration policy - something her predecessors failed to do.

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