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Greece: Opposition party leader to meet with President

Greece's main opposition party leader will meet with the country's president this morning to recieve a mandate to form a new government in the wake of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' resignation, a party official said.

Given the complexities of the current Greek parliament, Vangelis Meimarakis and his New Democracy party are unlikely to be able to put a ruling coalition together, meaning that national elections are the most likely outcome.

Eurozone agrees third bailout for Greece

Eurozone finance ministers have agreed a new bailout deal for Greece worth up to €86 billion (£61bn) over the next three years.

It comes after Greek MPs on Friday backed the new bailout package, aimed at helping rebuild Greece's economy.

The move saves Greece from a defaulting on its debts which could have come as soon as next week.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "On this basis, Greece is and will irreversibly remain a member of the euro area."


In numbers: The Greece migrant crisis

As Greece continues to struggle with the flow of migrants reaching its shores each day, we take a look at the most recent figures on the Greece migrant crisis from the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR):

migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year
increase on number of migrants arriving compared with same period last year
of people arriving this year are from Syria
migrants waiting to be registered by police

Migrants sprayed with fire extinguishers in more Kos chaos

Crowds of migrants were sprayed with fire extinguishers in Kos this morning as the situation on the Greek island spirals further out of control, a charity claimed today.

Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) said more than 2,000 people were forced to queue at the national stadium as police struggled to register the latest influx of people landing on their shores as they escape war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa.

MSF said 2,000 migrants were queuing at the national stadium in Kos this morning Credit: Reuters

Scuffles broke out among some of the hoards of people gathered at the venue, prompting police to turn fire extinguishers on them in an attempt to calm the situation.

It comes after chaotic scenes at the stadium yesterday, as some migrants collapsed in the heat after waiting days to get hold of immigration papers.

MSF said the Greek authorities had not provided the migrants with essentials such as hygeine, shelter, or water, and accused them of deliberately keeping the migrants in poor conditions so as not to provide a "pull factor" for those considering making the trip across the Mediterranean.

Alex Tsipras, Greece's Prime Minister, said last week that his country's infrastructure cannot handle the numbers of migrants and asked for help from the EU.

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