EU en­voy: Three mil­lion mi­grants wait­ing to cross

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Euro­peanCom­mis­sioner for Mi­gra­tion Dim­itris Avramopou­los yes­ter­day un­der­lined the need to safe­guard a deal be­tween Brus­sels and Ankara to curb hu­man smug­gling in the Aegean, not­ing that some 3 mil­lion refugees were in Turkey wait­ing to cross into Greece in a bid to reach Western and North­ern Europe.

In com­ments dur­ing a visit to Athens, Avramopou­los said the Turkey-EU deal had re­duced in­flux of mi­grants into Europe and curbed deaths at sea. How­ever, re­cep­tion cen­ters for mi­grants on Aegean is­lands, the first point of en­try into Europe for most of them, re­main se­ri­ously over­crowded.

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