EU Ministers to meet on migrant issues
EUROPEAN Union (EU) ministers met in Brussels yesterday to puzzle out the latest strategy for dealing with a massive influx of migrants that is straining the resources of even the wealthier nations in the trade bloc.
Joining the EU interior and justice ministers were their counterparts from Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey, nations that are quite literally on the front lines of the crisis. They share their western borders with the easternmost nations of the European Union.
Greece, one of the EU’s most financially troubled members, has been struggling to cope with a bottleneck in the flow of people fleeing violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
On Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, warned that his country would not accept any more deals unless the other EU nations agreed to share equally the burden of accommodating the non-stop flow of refugees.