EU gives Greece three months to strengthen border against migrants

February 12, 2016 1:01 PM

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EU gives Greece three months to strengthen border against migrants

EU member states on Friday gave Greece a three-month ultimatum to remedy “deficiencies” in controlling the influx of migrants or face border controls with the rest of the Schengen passport-free zone, EU sources said.

The decision taken by ministers over Greek objections is the culmination of weeks of pressure on Greece, the main gateway for the one million refugees and migrants who entered Europe last year in the continent's biggest such crisis since World War II.

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