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Greece resists its role as EU's back door

Exasperated with Athens' policy of waving people through to the rest of Europe, EU officials are talking about temporarily expelling Greece from the Schengen area

Greece is allowing only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans to continue towards their preferred destinations in Germany and Austria, but EU nations say Athens is not doing enough to enforce the border.

Idomeni, Greece

ON a recent weekday, 40 buses jammed into the carpark of a petrol station near the Macedonian border, carrying thousands of refugees who had survived a wintry sea crossing from Turkey. Now they were approaching ground zero in the intensifying debate over how to curb the...