Der Krone reports today on the extent to which the 'informal' Greek economy is taking advantage of the millions of economic migrants headed to Europe from Africa and Asia Minor. Fake papers to identify the migrants as Syrians rather than Pakistanis, Iraqis or north Africans cost about €150; these will get you free passage to Athens. From here a taxi to the Macedonian border - for a train to Serbia and onto Austria or Germany - is another €35, or for the affluent migrant the going rate to Germany itself is €500.
The Turks, who have no reason to want to keep the migrants, make sure their naval vessels in Bodrum are 'blind' to the fleets of RIBs openly leaving the port for Kos. None are ever stopped.
And Greek strawberry farmers are making good use of the cheap labour, too; €10 to €20 a day that undercuts already stressed Greek workers. You can't buck the markets.
Sellers of SIM cards, cheap mobiles and of course provisions and comestibles are also making considerable sums from the migrants - as are sellers of cheap lifejackets in Turkey.
But by far the lion's share of money to be made from the migrants goes to the people smugglers, the Thomas Cooks of the migrant world, who offer an all-in package from Karachi to Bradford, often paid for with money sent by Western Union from the UK.
And of course with borders open between the Med and the Channel, with the migrants come drugs and weapons ...