Greece: Syrian refugees demand relocation to Germany to reunite with families

Syrian refugees protested outside the offices of the Greek Asylum Service in Athens on Tuesday, demanding passage to Germany in order to be reunited with family members. Many of the refugees have been waiting in Greece for a number of years and some believe that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was reluctant to assist them due to the countries elections on 24th September. By the end of the... Еще meeting with a delegation of Syrian asylum seekers, Greek officials confirmed that about 200 refugees will be able to move to Germany in September. Germany accepted around 1.2 million refugees between 2015 and 2016. The the decision to admit asylum seekers fleeing war prompting both praise and criticism of Merkel who has been accused of adopting a tougher-line on managing the crisis in order to be re-elected this autumn.

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