domingo, 6 de março de 2016

Tusk mid "European consensus" about migration crisis

The President of the European Council is optimistic given the possibility to find a coordinated response to the crisis at the extraordinary Summit of migratory Monday in Brussels, with the participation of Turkey.

Donald Tusk, which was received Friday by President Turk in Ankara, said that "for the first time since the start of the crisis", can anticipate "a European consensus around a global strategy". The Turkey said this week be willing to re-admit within its territory a part of migrants who followed road to Europe.

The head of Greek diplomacy, which received the Turkish counterpart in Athens, said that both agreed "that the issue of refugees is not just a Greek problem or Turkish, nor can it be solved within the framework of bilateral re lations. Is a global issue that affects the whole of Europe and that currently plagues Greece and Turkey ".

According to Eurostat, there were in 2015 over a million and 250,000 new asylum applications in the European Union, a record and more than double than in the previous year, most of them made by Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis.

Since September of last year, eight countries partially reinstated border controls to stem migration flows. The European Commission intends, in Brussels, to be decided a return to "normal operation" of the Schengen area by the end of 2016.

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