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Macedonia Closes Border with Greece to Migrants

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20 Jan 2016 - Macedonia has closed its border with Greece to migrants, police in Skopje said Wednesday, blocking the path of hundreds trying to reach northern Europe.

“The border is closed,” a senior Macedonian police official told AFP, while a police spokesman in northern Greece said it had been closed since Tuesday evening, leaving about 600 migrants stranded at the frontier.

The Skopje police official said the move stemmed from problems with Slovenian trains that had disrupted the flow of migrants, but the Slovenian rail company Slovenske Zeleznice (SZ) insisted they were running as normal.

While the SZ website reported Wednesday that technical problems had disrupted traffic at the crossing with Croatia and trains were being replaced temporarily with buses, a SZ spokesman told Slovenian news agency STA that migrants “have been travell


Added: Jan-20-2016 Occurred On: Jan-20-2016
By: gemini
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Tags: Macedonia, Closes, Border, with, Greece, to, Migrants
Location: Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia (load item map)
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