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Migrants break through Macedonia border

Monday, March 14th 2016, 18:23
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Hundreds of migrants break through the Greek border with Macedonia after leaving a camp where thousands are stranded in worsening conditions.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee plays piano for Ai Weiwei

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 19:43
related countries: China China, Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei set up a piano in the middle of a refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border.
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Turkish guards strike migrant boat

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 17:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC is given a video that shows a boat full of migrants being beaten with sticks as it sails from Turkey to a Greek island.
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VIDEO: Mother of three 'sleeping on streets'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 0:01
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Athens

The BBC's Nuala McGovern hears from Syrian migrant, Rabaa, in Athens who describes the trauma that forced her to flee Hama.
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VIDEO: On the road with migrants in Greece

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 20:58

The BBC's Christian Fraser walks with migrants at they approach the migrant camp at Idomeni in Greece.
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Macedonia shuts border to migrants

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 18:11
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Macedonia says it will no longer let any migrants cross its border with Greece, leaving some 13,000 stranded in a sprawling camp.
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Slovenia moves to close migrant route

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 0:10
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Slovenia introduces new border restrictions for migrants as part of efforts to close the Balkans route from Greece to Western Europe.
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VIDEO: Torrential rain floods Greece migrant camp

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 16:26
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Migrants stranded on Greece's border with Macedonia are living in a tents surrounded by mud and water.
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VIDEO: The perilous journey from Turkey to Greece

Monday, March 7th 2016, 23:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Ian Pannell speaks to some of those making the perilous journey from Turkey to Greece.
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EU and Turkey hold 'difficult' summit

Monday, March 7th 2016, 18:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Macedonia Macedonia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Brussels

The EU holds a key summit with Turkey on tackling the refugee crisis, as the Turkish president accuses the EU of failing to deliver on aid.
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VIDEO: 'Better for us to stay in Syria and die'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 6:48
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Alaa and Abdul Aziz, a brother and sister from Syria stranded on the Greek-Macedonian border at Idomeni, tell Christian Fraser about the reality of life as migrants.
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Migrant boat sinking claims 25 lives

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 18:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A migrant boat sinks off Turkey with the loss of 25 lives as Macedonia reportedly introduces new curbs on Syrians trying to enter from Greece.
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VIDEO: MSF: Children ill in migrant camp

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 6:47
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Hundreds of children stranded in a migrant camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia are suffering from worrying respiratory infections because of poor weather conditions and a lack of hygiene, according to the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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Greek governor seeks help with migrants

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 14:32

A regional governor in northern Greece calls for a state of emergency to be imposed on the border with Macedonia as the migrant crisis grows.
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VIDEO: Migrant influx at Macedonia border

Friday, March 4th 2016, 11:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Around 12,000 refugees, mostly from Syria and Iraq , are now camped near the border between Greece and Macedonia border at Idomeni.
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VIDEO: 'Don't come to Greece', migrants warn

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 19:53

The BBC's Danny Savage reports from the Greece-Macedonia border - where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded.
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'Do not come to Europe' - EU's Tusk

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 19:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

European Council President Donald Tusk warns illegal economic migrants against coming to Europe, during a new push to solve the EU migrant crisis.
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Greek Cup cancelled after violence

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 18:35

This season's Greek Cup is cancelled after the semi-final between PAOK Salonika and Olympiakos was abandoned.
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VIDEO: 'We are not animals, we are human beings'

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 11:03

More than 25,000 migrants are now stranded in Greece as border controls further north are tightened.
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VIDEO: Inside Greece-Macedonia border camp

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 13:31

The BBC's Gavin Lee visits the migrant camp which has sprung up on the Greece-Macedonia border
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VIDEO: Drone films Macedonia border camp

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 12:04
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Drone footage shows migrants who are stuck at a crossing near Greece's border with Macedonia.
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EU to unveil emergency migrant aid plan

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 3:47

The EU is preparing to spend hundreds of millions of euros on humanitarian aid, as Greece struggles to cope with an influx of migrants.
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UN: Europe 'on cusp' of migrant disaster

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 16:51
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Europe is "on the cusp of a largely self-induced humanitarian crisis" because of a rapid build-up of migrants in Greece, the UN refugee agency warns.
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Europe can't allow Greek chaos - Merkel

Monday, February 29th 2016, 1:44
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe cannot allow Greece to fall into chaos after several members introduced restrictions stranding migrants.
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Tighter Greek border strands migrants

Friday, February 26th 2016, 17:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Large numbers of migrants and refugees are stuck in Greece as Balkan countries announce further restrictions on the number crossing their borders.
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VIDEO: Migrants' desperation on the Greek border

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 19:06
related countries: Austria Austria

Greece has recalled its ambassador to Austria amid growing divisions between EU states over the migrant crisis.
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Migrant crisis: Desperation on the Greek border

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 7:29

Migrants in Greece watch gates to Europe start slamming shut
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VIDEO: Migrants stuck at Greek border crossing

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 0:01
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Thousands of Afghans gather at the Greek-Macedonian border after the Idomeni border crossing started to restrict certain nationalities from proceeding.
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VIDEO: Crossing from Turkey to Lesbos in a dinghy

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 16:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Latest figures from the International Organisation for Migration show a huge rise in the number of people who have arrived on the Greek islands already in 2016.
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Migrants stranded by Macedonia closure

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 17:29
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia
related places: Athens

Thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded at Greece's northern border and near Athens after Macedonia stops allowing Afghans in.
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EU ship saves 900 migrants off Greece

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 22:49

About 900 migrants are rescued near the Greek island of Lesbos by a patrol vessel, the EU border agency Frontex says.
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VIDEO: Can screening ease Greek migrant crisis?

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 23:53

Greece is struggling to keep both its residents and the international community happy with its migrant crisis decisions, as James Reynolds reports
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Greek islands to house more migrants

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 10:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Greece starts to register migrants at four new reception centres on islands near Turkey, in line with a demand from the EU.
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VIDEO: Macedonia fortifies border with Greece

Friday, February 12th 2016, 14:53

The BBC's Richard Galpin reports from the Greece-Macedonia border, where a second razor wire fence is being constructed to stop illegal migrants in their tracks.
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EU gives Greece deadline on borders

Friday, February 12th 2016, 13:27

The European Union gives Greece three months to fix border controls in a move that could allow other Schengen states to maintain internal controls.
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Nato ships sent to tackle traffickers

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 17:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Nato is sending ships to deter people-smugglers from taking migrants from Turkey to Greece, in its first intervention in Europe's migrant crisis.
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Greeks crow over Deutsche Bank woes

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 12:58

Greek schadenfreude over Deutsche Bank's struggles
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Migrants die as boat sinks off Turkey

Monday, February 8th 2016, 17:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A migrant boat capsizes off Turkey, killing at least 27 people who were trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Turkish media say.
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Greek volunteers welcome Nobel nod

Monday, February 1st 2016, 17:11

The president of a volunteer group among those nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize says award would be "important for ideal of peace and solidarity".
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Footballers stage migrants protest

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 21:01

Footballers in Greece stage a sit-in protest at the start of a game over the death toll of migrants trying to reach the country.
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Dozens dead as migrant boat capsizes

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 15:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 39 migrants, including several children, have drowned after their boat capsized while crossing from Turkey to the Greek islands, officials say.
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Why some Greek pensioners may have to forage to survive

Friday, January 29th 2016, 0:16

Why some Greek pensioners may have to forage to survive
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VIDEO: Migrant's wife and children lost at sea

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 19:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Samos

The coastguard in Greece says at least 24 migrants drowned when the boat they were travelling in from Turkey sank in the Aegean Sea, off the island of Samos.
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24 migrants drown off Greek island

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 14:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Samos

Twenty-four migrants drown off the Greek island of Samos near Turkey, as a continuing migrant influx puts pressure on the EU.
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Dutch in Turkey ferry plan for migrants

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 12:17
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Turkey Turkey

Migrants and refugees arriving on the Greek islands would immediately be sent back by ferry to Turkey, under a Dutch plan to solve the crisis.
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VIDEO: Greece defends under-fire border agency

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 22:33

The Greek government has defended the work of its border control agency after being accused of "seriously neglecting" its obligations.
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