Three existing amps are to be closed, on the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos, currently housing over 27,000 people under terrible conditions which have been repeatedly castigated by rights groups. They have a nominal capacity of just 4,500.
Greeks often cross the Macedonian border to visit the city of Bitola and were never really affected by the countries' name dispute.
Protesters say Athens is compromising over Macedonia's name, arguing it suggests that Skopje has claims to the territory and heritage of Greece's northern region of the same name.
Refugees start looking for new shelters after leaving the cleared out Idomeni refugee camp in Greece.
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