The Latest: Greece says EU-Turkey migrant deal is holding

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PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

8:00 p.m.

Greece's migration minister says that while arrivals of refugees and other migrants from Turkey have increased in recent weeks, there is no sign that Turkey is ignoring the deal with the European Union to staunch the flow.

Yiannis Mouzalas says there is no cause for concern over the daily numbers of migrants landing on Greece's eastern islands, which he says average 80-100 a day.

On Friday, 147 people arrived on the islands on smugglers' boats, bringing the total trapped in Greece to 57,000 people — about 10,000 of whom are on the islands.

Mouzalas said authorities have started relocating to the mainland "criminal elements" in the island camps, where other refugees and migrants have complained they feel unsafe.

Before the March EU-Turkey deal, a million migrants reached Greece through Turkey.


1:20 p.m.

A French court has rejected a bid to close the 72 eateries and shops in the makeshift migrant camp in the northern port city of Calais, but the prefecture says it will continue inspections and legal action against what it calls a dangerous underground economy.

The Lille court turned down on Friday the demand of the Prefecture of the Pas de Calais region, the state representative, to close the operations which humanitarian organizations contend are a lifeline for the migrants, estimated at over 7,000 in the camp.

A statement by the prefecture said the installations don't respect sanitation rules, risk fires and are a source of public disorder.

The state provides free meals, but aid groups say not enough.

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