While anxieties continue to the Greece/Turkey boundary, the EU scrambles for alternatives.
EU Council President Charles Michel seems not able to convince Turkey to reseal its boundary. And while the EU has instantly dispersed 700 million euros into Greece, Turkey needs more support.
“For ten decades now we’ve been hosting four thousand Syrians since Turkey, have you ever provide us such service?
Back in Brussels, EU interior ministers assembled with migration near the peak of the program.
“Europe can’t fail twice on this important matter. This is a brand new opportunity and most likely the last opportunity to force an arrangement involving all 27 members,” Margaritis Schinas, EU Commission Vice President maintained.
EU officials were asked if it’s illegal to fire rubber bullets in asylum seekers.
“I am not in control of operations,” Commissioner Schinas told reporters, “it is not for the Commission to offer you any functional opinion or conclusion on a situation that’s exceptional.”
Protesters outside the meeting accumulated to stress ministers, stating humanitarian response must be to open boundaries.
Nations can’t merely duck from global protection for refugees should they choose,” clarifies Eve Geddie, Director of Amnesty EU Office.