A 19-mile-long barbed wire fence was erected at Idomeni, Greece on the Greece-Macedonia border to stop illegal migrants from entering Europe. The growing migrant crisis has become worrying point for the EU for quite some time.
Austria and the Balkan countries yesterday refused to ease border restrictions that have led to the Greeks being sealed off from the rest of the continent.
For 19 miles along the boundary with Macedonia, the parallel lines of 8ft fencing keep thousands of migrants trapped in Greece.
More than 27,000 refugees have been stranded in Greece after countries along the migrant route created a bottleneck by following Austria’s lead in introducing limits on the number they will let pass.
Troubled Greece is now set to be turned into a massive refugee camp as Brussels officials are today expected to agree to hand over £375million to Athens in return for it providing shelter for 100,000 people.