Latest EU plan to tackle refugee crises poses new, bigger challenges for Tsipras

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Refugees, SYRIZA

Greece has agreed to provide the facilities needed to host 50,000 refugees while they wait for reallocation as part of a new EU agreement brokered on Sunday.

The deal struck in Brussels will see Athens find spots to accommodate 30,000 people and the UNHCR provide shelter for another 20,000. This represents a marked change in the kind of demands being made of Greek authorities.

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