EU border agency says migrant arrivals in Greece drop 90 percent

May 13, 2016 10:05 AM

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EU border agency says migrant arrivals in Greece drop 90 percent

BRUSSELS The number of migrants arriving in Greece dropped 90 percent in April, EU border agency Frontex said on Friday, in a sign that a deal with Turkey to send back those who make the sea journey between the two countries is working.

Frontex said 2,700 people arrived in Greece from Turkey in April, most of them from Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, a 90 percent fall from March.

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