Macedonians reinforce fence alongside Greek border

Macedonians reinforce fence alongside Greek border

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers & others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

11:30 a.m.

Macedonia is reinforcing a fence alongside its southern border of Greece to prevent illegal crossings by migrants.

p>A Macedonian army spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment before an official statement is released, confirmed the operation on Saturday yet declined to provide details.

Greek police say approximately 800 migrants are stranded on the Greek side in worsening weather after Macedonia blocked access to citizens of countries that are not being fast-tracked for asylum in the European Union.

The movement of citizens from Syria, Iraq & Afghanistan continues uninterrupted.

—By Demetris Nellas

Politics & GovernmentImmigration IssuesMacedonia

Source: “Associated Press”

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