02:19 GMT29 March 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

    Athens is planning to hold a trilateral meeting on the refugee crisis with Berlin and Ankara in the beginning of 2016, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The foreign minister added that the conference might take place in early February but the date had not been set yet.

    "We will convene a meeting between [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel, [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan and ourselves on the Chios [island]," Kotzias told the Greek Mega TV channel in an interview.

    Europe has been beset by a refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing their home countries to escape violence and poverty. Many of them take the West Balkan route, which crosses Greece, using the county as a transit zone to enter the bloc and travel to wealthier EU states where they intend to apply for asylum.

    EU border agency Frontex recorded over 1.2 million illegal border crossings into the European Union in the first 10 months of 2015.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


    Over Its Head? Germany Unable to Handle 1.1Mln New Refugees in 2016
    Canada Shows US How It’s Done: Trudeau Welcomes Refugees With Open Arms
    Society for German Languages Names 'Refugees' Most Important Word of 2015
    'Hoist by One's Own Petard': Danish Anti-Refugee Adverts Misled Migrants
    Canada to Ensure Prompt Screening of Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Turkey
    US Refugee Vetting Process ‘Wholly Inadequate’
    EU Has to Fulfill All Refugee Crisis Obligations – Greek Foreign Ministry
    Denmark Gov't Proposes Stripping Refugees of Their Belongings
    First Aircraft With Syrian Refugees Arrives in Canada
    US Governors’ Lawsuit to Block Syrian Refugees ‘Political Circus’
    Snail's Pace: EU Taking Its Time to Execute Refugee Relocation Plan
    migration crisis, meeting, Germany, Turkey, Greece
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook