The president to the European Council, Donald Tusk, provided a warning to the illegal economic migrants not to visit Europe even as the region struggles to deal with migrant crisis.
He said that the illegal economic migrants were putting their money and lives at risk for nothing.
Mr. Tusk’s Wednesday visit to Turkey and Greece was aimed at discussing on how the many migrants travelling to the west could be reduced.
Over 25,000 migrants were left stranded in Greece after border controls were tightened to the north. Fears concerning humanitarian crisis have risen due to the move.
A group of migrants protested at the restrictions by blocking a railway line on the side of Greece that borders Macedonia by blocking a railway line.
Austria has decided to limit the number of migrants while various Balkan countries accept migrants who have been forced out of their country due to Syria and Iraqi wars.
The move has effectively blocked thousands of people that aimed at reaching Western Europe. This includes Afghans and some that can be regarded as economic migrants.
Mr. Tusk made the appeal to the illegal economic migrants after a meeting with Greek PM Alexis in Athens.
“Do not believe the smugglers. Do not put your lives at risk and lose your money. Do not come to Europe. The smugglers are lying to you. It will be all for nothing.” Tusk said on Thursday.
On the same note, he asked the EU member states not to use unilateral measures in handling the migrants.
Elsewhere, the UK PM David Cameron and President Francois Hollande of France held a meeting to talk about migration and security matters in the French city of Amiens. They also discussed French port of Calais conditions. Thousands of migrants have hopes that they can come in through this part. They are now having it rough.
When the talks were done, warned that “consequences” would arise concerning the management of the migrants going to Britain in case the UK June referendum would see the country leave the EU.