Talk of refugee returns adds to stretched Greece's anxiety

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Refugees
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Germany’s stance on the refugee crisis, amid fears of a worsening situation on Greek islands, is creating considerable anxiety in Athens about how events will unfold in the coming months.

The Greek government was put on alert by comments from German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizier, who suggested in an interview with Welt am Sonntag newspaper that refugees not eligible for asylum in Germany should be sent back to Greece.

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