11:20 - "Lundi, la Macédoine a renvoyé en Grèce 1.500 migrants qui ont traversé illégalement la frontière grecque" rapporte Sputnik international.
La tentative d'Athènes pour contourner massivement les défenses macédoniennes a donc échouée et la ligne de front est maintenue.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Austria Offers Border Control Help to Macedonia - Defense Minister
Sputnik international, le 16 Mars 2016
Titre et inter-titres E Gaillot pour €calypse News, le 16 Mars 2016
Austrian Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil said that the European Union should provide more financial support to Macedonia which is facing huge refugee flows across its Greek border.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Austria has offered Macedonia assistance with its border control amid the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, a German newspaper reported Wednesday citing Austrian Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil.
Last week, Macedonia and other countries on the so-called Western Balkan migrant route have closed their borders to undocumented migrants. On Monday, Macedonia sent 1,500 migrants who illegally crossed its Greek border back to neighboring Greece.
"Austria has offered support to Macedonia… The Defense Ministry is currently checking whether we can help with technical gear, such as night vision goggles," Doskozil told Die Welt newspaper.He added that the European Union should provide more financial support to Macedonia which is facing huge refugee flows across its Greek border.
La route des Balkan occidentaux doit rester absolument fermée
"The West Balkan route should remain absolutely closed," Doskozil added.Europe has been beset by a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The majority of them come to Europe across the Aegean Sea from Turkey.