Berlin to take in 1,553 refugees from Greece
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As Germany indicated on Tuesday that it would take in more than 1,500 refugees from Lesvos and other Greek islands, the Greek government welcomed the move, indicating however that it should not be seen as rewarding irregular immigration. The German government confirmed that it would take in 1,553 recognized refugees from the Greek islands – families with children, according to foreign wire services. The decision was reportedly based on a proposal by German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and came amid mounting pressure on Germany to make a larger contribution to tackling the humanitarian...
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