Greece faces being sealed off from Europe to stop migrant flow

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Greece will have its borders effectively sealed off from the rest of the continent under plans to tackle the migrant crisis, European leaders proposed on Monday night.

The European Commission will consider plans that would see the frontier of the Schengen zone – the area which allows passport-free travel within Europe – moved north to exclude Greece.

The proposal came at a meeting of European leaders on Monday which also agreed to draw up plans to allow internal border checks in Europe for up to two years, effectively suspending the Schengen zone.

There were calls for Greece to set up vast holding camps for 300,000 refugees in an attempt to stem the flow of unchecked migrants from Syria and other nations outside Europe entering the continent.

At the summit in Amsterdam, Theresa May, the Home Secretary, accused her counterparts of doing nothing to stem the crisis that now threatens…

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