Spain preparing to receive its first refugees from Greece

May 15, 2016 4:37 PM

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Spain preparing to receive its first refugees from Greece

MADRID – Spain says it is preparing to receive its first two batches of refugees from Greece and also expects to welcome more from Italy as part of a European Union relocation program.

Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Sunday a first group of 87 refugees from Greece is due to arrive in Spain "between May 24 and 26" and 63 more would arrive "at the beginning of June."

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