The European Union’s commissioner for migration urged EU member states on Monday (November 28) to take more refugees and send more asylum experts to help with the processing of migrants in countries such as Greece, where tensions have escalated at overcrowded camps.
“The crisis we are all confronted with is far away from being over soon,” EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a forum in Athens organised by the European Asylum Support Office.
- He said an agreement between the bloc and Turkey to stem the flow of migrants to Europe must continue at “all costs”.
- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has suggested he might scrap the deal to keep hundreds of thousands of migrants inside his borders in return for the promise of accelerated EU membership talks, visa-free travel for Turks in Europe and financial aid.
- Last week, members of the European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution to freeze talks on Turkey joining the…
View original post 862 more words