‘Greece has started to remove refugees from its border with Macedonia on Tuesday, after the former Yugoslav republic closed its frontier at the weekend. Greece is being saturated with migrants, with almost 100,000 arriving on its islands in 2016.

The Greek police started to remove migrants when a bottleneck began to appear at a border shared between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia after Macedonian authorities closed off border crossings into the country.

The refugees have been waiting in the Idomeni area of northern Greece, but have been prevented from crossing the border into Macedonia and continuing their journey toward northern Europe, after the Macedonian authorities demanded extra documentation for those seeking entry.’

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