Tsipras, Tusk discuss refugee crisis


Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) and European Council President Donald Tusk attend a joint press conference after a meeting at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, March 3, 2016.

Council President calls for strengthening EU’s external border control while massively stepping up the bloc’s support to Syrian refugees and the countries neighbouring Syria, as well as helping the most affected Member States

On March 3, European Union Council President Donald Tusk visited Athens, saying the situation along the Western Balkan migration route is “really dramatic, and so we must act with determination to improve it”.

Tusk met with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who called for sanctions on EU states that refuse to take in their share of the incoming refugees, and demanded that the practically dormant procedure for relocating refugees stranded in Greece to other members of the bloc shou...

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