Lesvos tragedy, Erdogan threat ratchet up refugee crisis pressure

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Refugees, Turkey
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros

Two people were killed and another two seriously injured in a fire apparently caused by a cooking accident at the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, highlighting the continuing challenges the Greek government faces in dealing with the refugee crisis and increasing the pressure on Athens at a time when it is fearful of migrants arriving in larger numbers.

Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas insisted in Parliament on Friday, hours after the tragedy on Lesvos, that the government does not have any plans to move refugees from the islands. He explained that the migrants remaining there is a key elemen...

You need a subscription to access our analysis. Please choose one of the packages available.

If you are already registered, please sign in.

Free Access

Read some of our analysis for no charge

By signing up to MacroPolis, readers will be able to read four of our articles without charge each month. They will not have access to our data or weekly e-newsletter.

Standard Access

Our analysis and data at your fingertips

Subscribers will be able to read the full range of our articles, access our statistics and charts, and receive our weekly e-newsletter for €450 per year.

€450.00

Full Access

A tailor-made service for professionals

Apart from having access to all our analysis and data, subscribers will be able to consult one-on-one with our analysts.