Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for “shared” European responsibility in tackling the migrant crisis facing the bloc. He recently returned to power after the yesterday’s election.
“Europe…must share out responsibility among all member states,” Tsipras said after his oath of office.”Otherwise there is no point in talking about a united Europe..if everyone looks to one’s own yard when we have a common home, things will be ominous,” he said.
To coordinate their response to the crisis ahead of an emergency summit set to open on Wednesday, EU interior ministers will meet on Wednesday .Over 310,000 refugees and refugees have landed on Greek shores from Turkey this year, most of them Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war.
Many of the European capitals have shut their borders to stem the flow as most of them moving through the Balkans towards wealthier EU states. Police have used water cannons to push back refugees and border-crossing has been made a crime punishable by up to five years in jail in Hungary.