Hundreds have made their way to the field in the village of Diavata since Thursday, galvanized by reports on social media of plans for an organised movement to cross Greece's northwest border with Albania in early April.
Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants, mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are stuck in Greece from when Balkan countries shut their borders in 2016. That route was the main passage way to northern Europe.
Alexis Tsipras called the confidence motion after his right-wing coalition partner Panos Kammenos quit the government on Jan. 13 in protest over the name deal signed between Athens and Skopje last year.
A massive influx of asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa three years ago created deep divisions in the EU between frontline countries Italy and Greece, rich destination countries like Germany, and four ex-communist states on the EU's eastern edge —Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slammed Europe’s response to the ongoing refugee crisis while addressing the Greek parliament in Athens, Wednesday. “We have to admit that so far, the way Europe is handling the refugee crisis is disappointing. It is clear today that some fail to understand that either our common rules apply to all […]