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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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