Schengen has no alternative for managing migrant crisis, say Tusk and Oreskovic

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic and the visiting European Council President Donald Tusk agreed during their talks in Zagreb on Wednesday that applying the Schengen regime in managing the migration crisis had no alternative, and they also pledged assistance to Macedonia, which has been hit by a huge influx of migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and North Africa.

I will be absolutely clear, Schengen rules have no alternative, and the implementation of those rules can be the foundation for a comprehensive European solution, Tusk said at a joint news conference with Oreskovic.

Tusk stopped in Zagreb during his tour of the Balkan migrant route ahead of an EU-Turkey summit meeting on this issue set for next week.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:49

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