Few tak­ers for refugee re­lo­ca­tion

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Only 15 Syr­ian refugees in Greece have so far ap­plied to be re­lo­cated to Lux­em­bourg, which cur­rently holds the ro­tat­ing Euro­pean Union pres­i­dency, Kathimerini has learned.

The Cen­tral Euro­pean coun­try has of­fered to take in a to­tal of 30 Syr­i­ans from Greece but there has been a lack of in­ter­est so far. Sources said Greek of­fi­cials are ex­pected to travel to Lesvos to­day in search of can­di­dates for re­lo­ca­tion, while an of­fi­cial from Lux­em­bourg is also due to visit Greece to en­cour­age Syr­i­ans to sign up for a trans­fer.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said yes­ter­day that more than half a mil­lion refugees have reached Greece this year by sea. The ma­jor­ity of the 502,000 mi­grants are from Syria.

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