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Macedonian-Greek Idomeni border crossing briefly reopens

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By Euronews
Macedonian-Greek Idomeni border crossing briefly reopens

<p>Authorities in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia opened the country’s border with Greece briefly on Saturday (February 27). </p> <p>A small number of refugees from Syria and Iraq were allowed to continue their northward trek along the Balkan route towards Germany before the border gate at Idomeni was closed again.</p> <h3>European solidarity with refugees</h3> <p>Meanwhile demonstrators across Spain called for safe passage to Europe for refugees. </p> <p>Banners read: “European Union kills: no to migratory genocide,” and “No human being is illegal.”</p> <p>The gatherings were part of a day of action across Europe on Saturday in solidarity with people fleeing conflict. </p> <p>In Brussels, thousands of people wore the kind of foil thermal blankets given to arriving refugees with signs of hypothermia. </p> <p>The crowd demanded an end to shutting down borders in favour of a decent welcome.</p>