Stylianides in Athens to reaffirm solidarity: “Greece is not alone during these difficult times”


Refugees warm themselves by a fire at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near Idomeni, northern Greece, 10 March 2016. After Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia have sealed their borders to the migration flow, tens of thousands of people are left stranded in Greece, where most migrants enter the European Union to continue on to countries in Europe. Greece estimates that more than 25,000 migrants are presently on its territory, with more than half stuck at the makeshift camp Idomeni, on the border with Macedonia.

As Stylianides visits Athens with new humanitarian crisis financing tool in his hands, Tsipras urges to prove to the European Commission that the Greek State is doing anything possible to host stranded refugees.

European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides met on Friday with the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, in order to reaffirm the full partnership and solidarity of the European Commission on Greece for refugees stranded in this country”, as Margaritis Schinas, European Commission Chief Spokesperson underlined during Friday’s Midday briefing in Brussels.

Stylianidis endorsed Greek people’s generosity to the refugees, setting “an example for u...

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