Concerns prompt Athens to dampen optimism as Macedonia name talks begin
Athens gears up for name talks as coalition and opposition try to define their positions
Talks on Macedonia name issue to be ramped up but Kammenos unmoved
Erdogan visit leaves Athens with much to ponder, no visible signs of progress
Erdogan ends trip with softer tone, consensus on refugees
Erdogan makes forceful start to visit, catches Athens off guard
Greece seeks EU help on refugees after Schengen threat but big challenges remain
The Greek government appears – for the time being, at least – to have averted a major confrontation with European Union partners after making a formal request on Thursday for help in dealing with the refugee and migrant crisis.
The call for help from Athens appears to have been prompted by multiple reports about some EU members considering ousting Greece from the border control-free Schengen Area, although the Greek government denied that any such discussion had ever taken place.
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