Whomever wins Greece’s Sept. 20 election will have no choice but to follow a third bailout, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.
Greek authorities say they have completed screening more than 17,000 refugees and migrants stranded in miserable conditions on the island of Lesbos, and most have boarded ferries for the mainland as the situation remained volatile.
Greece has again appealed to the European Commission for emergency aid to handle thousands of migrants and refugees pouring in weekly.
Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman Constantinos Koutras said the U.S. has asked Greece to cancel overflight permission for flights headed to Syria, a move aimed at Russia, and said the request is being examined by the caretaker government.
Awash with more than 15,000 illegal immigrants and refugees, the tense Greek island of Lesbos erupted again with more clashes between police and the newcomers anxious to get to Athens and then onto other European Union countries.
Rescue teams in northern Greece are looking for a Syrian refugee who was swept away by racing waters while trying to cross a river into FYROM.
Greece’s Coast Guard says its patrol vessels picked up nearly 500 migrants in 11 search and rescue missions in the eastern Aegean Sea.
Greece is so overwhelmed with refugees and illegal immigrants the story has overshadowed its economic crisis and upcoming elections.
Thousands of refugees and ilegal immigrants are mired in despair, anger and frustration on the scenic Greek island of Lesbos, which can’t cope.
November 17 terror chief Alexandros Giotopoulos wants to transferred to an Athens jail after he said he’s under constant assault in his prison.