EU lead­ers gather to dis­cuss refugee cri­sis

Asian Journal - - Asia -

Brus­sels: Lead­ers of Euro­pean Union (EU) mem­ber states gath­ered here on Wed­nes­day for an in­for­mal sum­mit to dis­cuss an over­all ap­proach to the refugee cri­sis and the ne­ces­sity to es­tab­lish a cred­i­ble Euro­pean mi­gra­tion pol­icy. The sum­mit was pro­posed by Euro­pean Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Don­ald Tusk, Xin­hua re­ported. “To­day, our de­bate must be based on facts, not il­lu­sions and emo­tions,” Tusk said, not­ing that there were eight mil­lion dis­placed peo­ple within Syria, while about four mil­lion have fled from Syria’s to Tur­key, Le­banon, Jor­dan and Iraq. “This means that to­day we are talk­ing about mil­lions of po­ten­tial refugees try­ing to reach Europe, not thou­sands,” he said.

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