Vienna accused of moving to isolate Athens

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The Foreign Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Nikola Popovski (R) welcomes his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz (L) in Skopje, 12 February 2016. Austrian FM Sebastian Kurz was touring the Balkans, visiting every capital except Athens

Vienna accused of moving to isolate Athens


The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) closed its borders to Afghan refugees on Tuesday, leaving hundreds stranded on the border.

Austrian policy

Athens was soon forced to buss 450 back from its border as the main route to Central Europe was shut. Syrians without travel documents were also stranded.

States like Austria and Belgium want Greece to become a processing center for refugees. Vienna will host a Western Balkan states conference on Wednesday, but has not invited Greec...


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