Urgent need for the EU to deal with the increased refugee influx

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(L-R) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speak during a panel session during the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 21 January 2016.

Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands and head of the EU Council Presidency said that the EU will firstly focus on implementing December’s EU-Turkey agreement


The fact that more than 31,244 migrants and refugees have arrived in Greece by sea in the first two weeks of January, worries the head of the EU Presidency.

Yesterday, Prime Minister of the Netherlands and head of the rotating EU Presidency, Mark Rutte participated in a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland which focused on the European refugee crisis and said:

“We see today that in the first three weeks of the year, there were 35,000 people crossing the (Aegean Sea to Gr...


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