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EU leaders 'to declare Balkan migrant route closed at summit'

European Union leaders will on Monday back closing down the Balkans route used by most migrants to reach Europe, diplomats said, after at least 25 more people drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea en route to Greece.

March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016

Macedonia shuts border to migrants

Macedonia has said it will no longer let any migrants through its border with Greece, effectively blocking the Balkan route north.

March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016

EU leaders 'to declare Balkan migrant route closed at summit'

European Union leaders will on Monday back closing down the Balkans route used by most migrants to reach Europe, diplomats said, after at least 25 more people drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea en route to Greece.

October 25, 2015
October 25, 2015

Border closure threat over migrant flow

Balkan countries at the front line of the migrant crisis say they could close their borders to avoid becoming buffer zones for new arrivals.

May 10, 2015
May 10, 2015

Macedonia gunfight leaves eight police, 14 gunmen dead

Shooting breaks out for a second day on Sunday in northern Macedonia after clashes in the restive Balkan nation left at least eight officers and 14 gunmen dead, police said.