hundreds of migrants have tried to, according to the official, police locks in front of a refugee camp near the Greek port city of Thessaloniki. Their goal was on Friday, marching in the direction of the North and to Central Europe.

The migration Ministry of the voice of hard-liners, who have scattered with the “dark targets” rumors. The migrants should be assumed that the North was the border of Greece to the North of Macedonia, open. It came to scuffles with the riot police, such as the Greek television reported. The tensions have been going on for two days.

During the height of the migration crisis around three years ago, was along the border between Greece and Northern Macedonia, a border fence has been built. This still stands and is being monitored. Thus, the so-called Balkans has been closed, route to Central Europe to a large extent. Leads from Greece, to the North of Macedonia, Serbia, and Hungary to Central Europe. 2015 and 2016 more than a Million migrants were reached over this Route to Germany.

in Athens, hundreds of migrants gathered on Friday in the Central station and requested to be allowed a train to Northern Greece travel. This is the main railway station of the country had to be closed on Friday, as the railway Directorate (Trainose) announced. Humanitarian organisations and the government in Athens called on the migrants in the refugee camps to return.

The idea of a March to the North to the Internet is widespread. Accordingly, the border between Greece and Northern Macedonia for migrants to be opened, when migrants EN masse go there. “It is a lie that the border should be opened. It is not,” said Greek migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas in the state television (ERT) on Friday. So far, 700 people were according to the officer, alone in a camp in the North of Greece to move to the North. Also, the aid organization of the United Nations (UNHCR) warned the migrants against believing rumours of an Opening of the border.

The police criticised the fact that some of the migrants in the refugee camp of Diavata near Thessaloniki, used women and children as a sort of vanguard, to overcome the Barrier of the police officers, told reporters. There were among the migrants, some of the “hardliners” who wanted to create tensions, said the the refugee camp in the North of Greece, competent officials of the Migration Department, Nikos Ragkos, told reporters in Thessaloniki. On the previous day, around 500 migrants had tried, the police barriers near Diavata to break through. Some threw stones at the officers. The police used pepper spray.

Bulgaria increased due to “increased (migration)pressure,” the protection of its border with Greece. The interior Minister Mladen Marinov said on Friday in the Parliament in Sofia, not to mention the number of attempted or successful illegal border crossings from Greece. To all of Bulgaria’s borders had been recorded in the first quarter of 2019, a total of 112 migrants, the Minister said.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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