Rutte : EU must keep appointments

Rutte : EU must keep appointments

World October 15, 2015 20:33

brussels - European countries must live up to previous commitments. Only if the refugee crisis can be tackled. Netherlands does more than average ,null, '' said Prime Minister Mark Rutte before the summit of EU heads of government and heads of state.

Rutte feels therefore not addressed by Brussels' criticism that EU countries sometimes meet their agreements and promises of support and money. " We boxing above our weight class. We do more than we should. '' Rutte pointed to earlier agreements made in order to better monitor the external borders and improve the reception in the region.

The prime minister said it is necessary time that other countries, which now remain, to do your best. '' One of the agreements that has been made is to divide refugees from Italy and Greece, where most of the refugees knocking over Europe.

Netherlands is there to only be prepared if the registration is in order, Rutte said. " This is really the first step. '' Rutte feels little for the creation of a European corps for guarding the European borders. " That immediately raises fundamental questions about sovereignty. We should opt for a pragmatic solution. '' Another major point of discussion at the summit is jointly tackling the refugee crisis with Turkey.

Rutte did not anticipate the Turkish demand for a safe zone between the country and Syria, where a civil war is raging. " We must first know what they mean. Moreover, to realize it is very complicated because the region where now the Russians are involved, is extremely unstable. ''

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