1st refugees to be relocated from Greece head to Luxembourg

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European Parliament President Martin Schulz (R) addresses reporters next to the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L) during a news conference, after the first official relocation of refugees from Greece, at the Athens International airport, in Athens, Greece, 04 November 2015.

1st refugees to be relocated from Greece head to Luxembourg


The first 30 refugees to be relocated from Greece boarded a plane in Athens on Wednesday bound for Luxembourg.

The six families from Syria and Iraq mark the start of a program seeking to relocate refugees who have arrived in Greece from nearby Turkey to other European Union countries without them having to make the arduous and often dangerous overland journey across the Balkans on foot.

The number is minuscule compared with the flood of people who risk their lives to reach Greek islands fr...


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