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What We're Watching: Greek border wall, China’s economic rebound, US overtures to… Syria?

Build that wall... in Greece: The Greek government has finalized plans to build a wall along part of its eastern border with Turkey to prevent migrants from staging mass crossings to reach European Union territory. The move follows a March standoff between Athens and Ankara when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared he was "opening" the border because Turkey could no longer cope with so many migrants fleeing Syria. Since then, migrant flows via Turkey to the EU have declined dramatically due to the coronavirus pandemic and tougher policing, but Greeks and Turks (as always) remain at odds over what to do with the migrants: Greece wants Turkey to do more to stop migrants crossing, while Turkey says Greece is sending back migrants who arrive at Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. As the two sides continue to bicker over this issue — and over energy rights in the Eastern Mediterranean — the only thing that's clear is that Greece won't demand that Turkey pay for the wall.

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The Graphic Truth: Where do Europeans welcome migrants most?

The European Union is working on a common policy towards migrants that all of its members can agree on... and this time will be enforced. During the 2015 refugee crisis, some member states were willing to take in millions whereas others were unwilling to open their borders to asylum seekers and refugees at all. But as policymakers in Brussels try to hammer out a pact, how do Europeans themselves feel about migrants? A new study by Gallup has created a migrant acceptance index that gauges how welcoming they are towards outsiders. We take a look at the most and least welcoming EU countries, along with the net increase or decrease in migrants that have come to them over the past five years.

The Rescue Situation

The worst time to have a global crisis of diplomacy is during a global crisis of refugees.

In today's show, David Miliband, the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, talks about humanitarian aid in an age of polarization and the countries who are getting it right.

P.S. They're not the ones you'd expect.

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