Since November 1st, 50,000 people have arrived in Greece; since January 2015, 700,000 people are estimated to have transited through Greece, that is, more than the population of Luxembourg.  The scale is immense, and the European Commission has been working very closely with the Greek authorities to alleviate some of the pressure. Greece had been sluggish to request, and use EU assistance, but on Thursday, December 3, Greece activated three emergency mechanisms to address the refugee crisis the ...

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