March 3, 2016
Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, has warned economic migrants against coming to Europe.
In a tweet, Tusk wrote: “Appeal to potential illegal economic migrants: Don’t come to Europe. Don’t believe smugglers. No European country will be a transit country.”
The warning, came after a joint press conference with Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s Prime Minister.
Appeal to potential illegal economic migrants: Don't come to Europe. Don't believe smugglers. No European country will be a transit country
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) March 3, 2016
Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia, imposed a daily limit on the number of migrants allowed to enter their territory last week. The cap, along with restrictions on who was allowed to enter (Macedonia has completely shut their border to Afghans), has lead to thousands of migrants being stranded on the Greek side of the Macedonia-Greece border.
The situation has led the UNHCR to warn that Europe was on the cusp of a self-induced humanitarian crisis and warned that the tensions building up on the continent could fuel more violence.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:16 am