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
Declining flow of refugees gives struggling government some hope
There have been some encouraging signs over the last few days that the European Union’s agreement with Turkey may be leading to a drop in the number of refugees crossing to Greece, thereby easing the pressure on the government.
According to reports, just 17 refugees and migrants stepped off the ferry that arrived at Piraeus on Monday from Chios and Lesvos. Usually, there are dozens or hundreds of migrants on these crossings.
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