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Kotzias says EU must spend more on refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon

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Greece's foreign minister says the European Union needs to fork out money to improve conditions in camps housing refugees fleeing Syria in countries such as Jordan and Lebanon, in order to stem the flow of people heading to Europe.

Nikos Kotzias says that there indications that 300,000 people now living in these refugee camps are on the move and heading to Greece. Kotzias said Monday after talks with Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides that the migration wave toward Europe is impossible to deal with because of its sheer size.

He said action must be taken to avoid destabilizing other countries in the region like Egypt, which could make the migration problem much worse.

Greece is the main entry point to the EU for refugees and economic migrants.

[AP]