EU pushes Greece to improve conditions for migrants

Hundreds of migrants and refugees at the port of Piraeus upon their arrival from the island of Lesbos on February 10, 2016The EU piled pressure on Greece over Europe’s migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees and to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc’s passport-free zone. Brussels said Athens must treat asylum seekers better so that other overstretched European Union states can send back migrants who had originally landed in Greece, in line with EU rules. Greece is bearing the brunt of concerns that the failure to deal properly with the biggest movement of migrants to Europe since World War II threatens the very fabric of the 28-nation bloc.

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