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EU Commission head says Europe stands by Greece amidst refugee crisis

Reuters Tuesday, 3 March 2020
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday voiced support for Greece's efforts to safeguard its borders amidst a build-up of thousands of migrants after Turkey opened its borders to let them through to Europe.
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