- Monday, October 16, 2017 8:24 AM
Athens, 16 October 2017 (MIA) - German newspaper "Welt am Sonntag" has accused Greece of providing false data on refugees and migrants, also claiming that Bulgaria is turning into a significant transit country on the Balkan route.
The newspaper says 15,000 new asylum seekers arrive in Germany every month, most of whom coming through the Balkan route, despite it being considered officially closed.
"Welt am Sonntag" stresses that enhanced controls on the Macedonian-Greek border have led to the creation of other alternative routes by air or the Turkish-Bulgarian border.
Citing EU sources, the paper claims that Greece is providing false data on the number of refugees and migrants at its territory. Greece says that the number exceeds 62,000, but the German newspaper reads that the real number is closer to 40,000 if one takes into account the number of those who resume their path to Germany and other EU states.
According to "Welt am Sonntag" this number includes those newly-arrived refugees and migrants in Greece, estimated at 20,000 people since the closure of the Balkan route. ik/08:23
All Rights Reserved.This material may not be stored, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form, except with the prior express permission of Macedonian Information Agency.
- 9:57 PM | Let’s work together on building our Europe, PM Zaev tells the Young European Federalists
Let’s work together on building our Europe, as people wish for a fair world that offers opportunity ...
- 9:05 PM | Macedonian social-democrats, Bulgarian socialists sign memo of cooperation
Delegations of the Macedonian Social –Democratic Union (SDSM) and Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), l...
- 8:36 PM | France's Macron says suspect killed 3, injured 16
French President Emmanuel Macron says the armed man who took hostages in a supermarket killed three ...
- 8:26 PM | PM Zaev meets delegation of EP European People’s Party group
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev met Friday with a delegation of the European People’s Party Group in the E...
- 8:04 PM | Speaker Xhaferi meets Greek FM Kotzias
Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi commended Friday the pace of the Skopje-Athens bilateral and the ...