Pressure on Greece to stem migrant flow puts strain on EU ties

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Photo by Richard Leonard via Flickr
Photo by Richard Leonard via Flickr

The Greek government is under pressure to complete the construction of so-called hot spots on its islands to prove to the rest of the European Union that it is doing enough to stem the flow of refugees and migrants to northern and central Europe.

EU interior ministers urged Greece to have the hot spots ready by the end of February. Only one, on Lesvos, has been completed so far. The EU hopes that after being registered at the camps, refugees will remain their while awaiting relocation to other p...

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