Greece rejects Austrian minister's visit in ongoing migration row

A child at a relocation center for migrants and refugees on the outskirts of Athens, on February 25, 2016Greece has refused a visit request by Austria’s interior minister, officials said Friday, fuelling an ongoing row with Vienna over its handling of the migration crisis. A foreign ministry source confirmed a report in state agency ANA that a visit request by Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner had been turned down. This came a day after Greece recalled its ambassador to Vienna for consultations in retaliation to Austria’s decision to leave Athens out of a Balkans migration meeting this week.

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