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EU says only 64 refugees have left Greece

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Only 64 of the tens of thousands of refugees that Greece's European Union partners should be taking to help lighten the country's migrant burden have actually gone to other EU states.

The EUs executive Commission also said on Tuesday that just one of the five “hotspot areas” on the Greek islands meant to register and fingerprint arriving migrants is operational.

The hotspots are a key component of the EUs relocation plan to share 66,400 refugees in Greece with other EU nations over the next two years.

The Commission noted that only nine of the 23 participating EU states have offered relocation places to Greece, almost three months after the scheme was launched.

[AP]