Tusk: time is running out for migration
strasbourg - European policy to tackle the refugee crisis should bear fruit within two months. Otherwise, warned EU Minister Donald Tusk Tuesday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the end of the passport-free travel in the Schengen area comes into view.
Tusk said himself to join Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who called a similar period earlier. Appearance at the summit of European heads of government and heads of state in March result must be achieved, said Tusk.,, That's the last time to see if our migration strategy works. If that fails, it could have effects beyond the effects sometimes than the dismantling of Schengen. ''
Tusk expressed not very optimistic about damming the stream. During the Christmas period daily were still about 2,000 people in the EU, he said. If bright spot he called the recognition by European leaders last month that tough decisions have to be taken, including a European coastal and border guard. As the EU leaders should agree in June, Tusk said.
EU president reiterated the importance of better control of Europe's external borders, the distribution and screening of refugees and return of people who have no right to remain. He also reiterated that the States should really keep their promises.
He sees it as his most important task this year to maintain European unity.,, 2016 has many challenges. A stress test for our community on all possible fronts at the same time, '' said Tusk.
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