Recent steady rise in refugee arrivals pose extra challenge for Greece

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The Greek government labelled as “unsubstantiated” claims that it is about to accept refugees from Germany on Crete, a move that would be incompatible with concerns in Athens that the small but steady rise in migrant arrivals over the last few weeks being the pre-cursor of bigger challenges.

It is known that Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas presented a plan last week for the creation of four reception centres on Crete to house 2,000 people. The government considers this the best way to decongest the “hotspots” on other islands.

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