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VIDEO: Is EU migrant deal working?

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 17:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

As the first people return from Greece to Turkey as part of an EU deal to attempt to stop the flow of migrants, BBC correspondents in both countries assess its success.
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VIDEO: From translator to gravedigger

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 14:37

Mustafa Dawa was working as a volunteer translator on the Greek island of Lesbos, but has taken on a new role - as a gravedigger.
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VIDEO: 'Shall we go and drown in the sea?'

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 11:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish coast guard has intercepted a boat carrying around 40 Iraqi migrants who were trying to sail from Turkey to Greece.
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VIDEO: Migrants protest in Lesbos camp

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 15:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Thousands of migrants being held in camps in Greece have applied for asylum, which could slow the rate of returns to Turkey under a European Union deal.
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Greece deports first migrants to Turkey

Monday, April 4th 2016, 18:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The first boats carrying migrants being deported from Greece arrive in Turkey - part of an EU deal that has been strongly criticised.
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IMF tells Greece leak is 'nonsense'

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 23:58

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde dismisses reports that the body is trying to push Greece towards default as "simply nonsense".
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Greece challenges IMF over 'debt leak'

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 2:01

Greece seeks an explanation from the IMF over a conversation in which top officials allegedly say a crisis "event" is needed to conclude debt talks.
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Concern rises as EU migrant deal looms

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

There is growing concern over a lack of preparation for the plan to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey, a day before it goes into effect.
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VIDEO: Anger in Turkey over migrant return

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey is to start receiving migrants back from Greece from Monday under plans agreed with the EU, but many residents of the town they are due to return to are unhappy.
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VIDEO: Syrian migrant: 'Deportation is a big mistake'

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 4:20
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The Greek parliament has passed a law allowing migrants arriving in the country to be returned to Turkey.
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Greece passes migrants' return law

Friday, April 1st 2016, 22:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Greek parliament passes a law allowing migrants to be returned to Turkey under an EU deal aimed at easing the numbers trying to reach Europe.
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Eight injured at Greece migrant camp

Friday, April 1st 2016, 14:55
related places: Athens

Clashes between migrants in an overcrowded camp in the port of Piraeus near Athens leave at least eight people injured, officials say.
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VIDEO: Greece migrants moved to new shelters

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 1:22
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Greece has begun moving migrants from a camp near it's border with neighbouring Macedonian, where more than 11,000 people are living in difficult conditions.
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VIDEO: Migrants in limbo on Macedonia border

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 7:33
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Authorities in Greece have been trying to persuade migrants in a camp near the border with Macedonia to move to official reception centres.
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VIDEO: Protest against migrants' detention on Lesbos

Thursday, March 24th 2016, 17:44

Activists on the Greek island of Lesbos have demonstrated against the detention of newly arrived migrants.
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Turks in Greece to monitor migrant deal

Monday, March 21st 2016, 13:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish observers arrive on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to oversee an EU deal on sending migrants back to Turkey.
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EU-Turkey migrant deal comes into force

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 9:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The EU deal with Turkey to tackle the migrant crisis formally comes into effect, but Greece warns moves designed to stem the flow across the Aegean will take time.
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EU finalises Turkey migrant return deal

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey and European Union leaders reach a deal over the migrant crisis, which will see failed asylum claimants in Greece returned to Turkey.
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VIDEO: The lives behind the lifejacket mountain

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 0:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Migrants who survived the journey from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, recount their perilous voyage.
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VIDEO: Jolie mobbed on Greece migrant trip

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 17:11
related places: Athens

Angelina Jolie was mobbed by the media while visiting a migrant reception centre in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece.
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Cyprus threat to EU-Turkey migrant deal

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 16:33
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

The Cypriot president rejects the terms of an EU offer to Turkey to resume membership talks, jeopardising a deal to send migrants back from Greece.
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VIDEO: Human chain across fast-flowing river

Monday, March 14th 2016, 20:45
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Hundreds of migrants have crossed a fast-flowing river in a bid to cross into Macedonia from Greece.
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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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