Greece warns EU that it cannot contain the flow of refugees

Greece warns EU that it cannot contain the flow of refugees

Greece has delivered a stark warning on the eve of an emergency summit over the migration crisis, declaring that it cannot stop tens of thousands of people from crossing its northern border and travelling onwards in Europe.

Nikolaos Toskas, the Greek minister for public order, said Europe was deluding itself by believing that refugees could be bottled up in his country.

The European Union will convene an emergency summit with Turkey tomorrow, with signs that a deal is close.

Under this proposed agreement, Turkey would agree to take back all economic migrants – this is generally defined as all non-Syrians – presently in Greece in return for the EU accepting refugees directly from its camps. Read more

 

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