Macedonia urged to protect EU external borders

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Series Details 20.01.16
Publication Date 20/01/2016
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In view of the consistently high number of refugees who arrive in Europe via the Balkan route, EU politicians are calling on Macedonia to play a more active role in border control. At last effective border protection is becoming a reality, some commentators write in delight. Others find it absurd that a non-EU member is supposed to provide the solution to the refugee crisis.

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Balkanalysis, 23.12.15: Macedonian Migration Policy and the Future of Europe
Frontex: News, 19.01.16: FRONTEX publishes analysis of borders in the Western Balkans for Q3, 2015
Kathimerini, 21.01.16: FYROM partially reopens border with Greece to migrants
EurActiv, 21.01.16: Macedonia ‘temporarily’ closes its Greek border to migrants
Politico, 06.02.16: Macedonia gets help to stem migrant flows
Kathimerini, 06.02.16: EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem refugee flow

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