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Macedonia closes border to Afghan migrants: Greek police

February 21
16:58 2016

Afghan migrants seeking to travel through the Balkans to northern Europe were barred from entering Macedonia on Sunday, Greek police on the border said. "We were warned this morning that Macedonian authorities would no longer let Afghans pass," a Greek police official told AFP, adding that Macedonia justified its move by claiming that Serbia had made a similar decision. The development came after Austria on Friday introduced a daily limit on asylum seekers entering and registering in the country, triggering EU fears of a domino effect along the so-called Balkan migrant route.

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