FYROM closes border to refugees after brief opening, leaving 7,000 stranded


The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia closed its border with Greece again on Monday morning as some 7,000 refugees and migrants gathered at the frontier crossing.

FYROM officials opened the border on Sunday night after another closure but only let some 300 refugees through. People continued to arrive at the Greek side of the crossing, near the village of Idomeni, over the weekend in the hope of continuing their journeys towards central and northern Europe.

However, the border closed again at around 4 a.m. on Monday, leaving thousands stranded on the Greek side.