The first announcement was that Europe had only accepted 5% of the refugee/migrants now “residing” in Greece and Italy that it had promised to take in September. The agreement (link) was to share the responsibility of integrating 160,000 refugees among all EU member countries. So far only 8,200 people have been moved under the agreement which expires next September.
The second message of note (link) was that from March 2017 European countries could enforce the “Dublin Regulation” of 1990 (link) and send any unregistered refugees they catch back to the countries where they first set foot in Europe. Specifically Greece and Italy.
As we know, Greece was woefully under prepared and had not the resources to deal with refugee crisis which intensified last year due to the wars in the Middle East and beyond. An unbiased mind might suggest that, though sympathetic, Greeks still don’t have the resources nor the ability to deal properly with the problem – as migrants spend another winter in tents and make-shift camps.