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Migrant summit: Hungary's Orban suggests Greece should allow others to defend its borders

euronews (in English)
euronews (in English)
Amid deep divisions and furious rows over how to deal with Europe’s migrant crisis, EU leaders have gathered in Brussels to try and unify their response.

The focus of the emergency summit is strengthening external borders and boosting aid to neighbours of Syria.

The European Commission set out a proposal for an extra 1.7 billion euros of funds ahead of the meeting.

Meanwhile, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is suggesting Greece – a main gateway for migrants – gets outside help with border control.

“If the Greek are not able to defend their own borders, we should ask kindly, because Greece is a sovereign country, let the other countries of the EU to defend the Greek border,” he told reporters outside the summit venue.

European Council President Donald Tusk said that he wanted to see a “concrete plan” come out of the emergency summit, to address the border issues.

“The most urgent question we should ask ourselves tonight is how to regain control of our external borders
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