An anti-government protest in the Macedonian capital of Skopje has resulted in violence, with police being reportedly involved in clashes with demonstrators who have reportedly stormed the president’s office. The protest began Wednesday daytime and reportedly accumulated some three thousand people. The protest entered its second day, with no violence[…]
At least three refugees from Afghanistan have drowned while trying to reach Macedonia from Greece via a river, as they struggled with the alternative route following the closure of the main border. The bodies of the victims were pulled out the Suva Reka river, which was swollen by rain, early[…]
Hundreds of refugees and migrants from a camp in northern Greece have managed to get around a border fence and cross into Macedonia, according to a Macedonian police spokeswoman. However, a Reuters photographer estimated the number to be closer to 2,000. After walking for several hours, the refugees crossed a[…]
Macedonian police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants who stormed the border from Greece on Monday as a deeply divided Europe traded barbs over the biggest humanitarian crisis in decades. As frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans, migrants trapped on the Greece-Macedonia[…]
Greece has said it is taking action to persuade Macedonia to take in Afghan refugees as thousands remain stranded at the border and the main port in Athens. “We have begun diplomatic moves … we believe the problem will be resolved,” Yiannis Mouzalas, the junior interior minister for migration, told[…]
Macedonia said on Friday it would allow a limited number of “vulnerable” migrants to enter the country after sealing its border with Greece to them, leaving thousands of refugees stuck in no-man’s land. “A limited number of illegal migrants in vulnerable categories are allowed to enter Macedonia and they may[…]
Macedonian police have fired tear gas and stun grenades to drive back refugees trying to cross the border from Greece after they spent a night stranded by an emergency decree that has effectively sealed the Macedonian frontier. At least four refugees were taken for treatment on the Greek side of[…]
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