- Published: 17.03.2016.
Prime Minister Oreskovic attending key EU-Turkey summit
Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic arrived in Brussels on Thursday for a summit of EU heads of state or government at which an agreement is expected to be reached with Turkey to stop the influx of migrants into Europe."Of the initial 100,000 people from Italy and Greece, Croatia is supposed to take in nearly 1,000 and another 150 from Turkey. We need to agree on some issues such as visas for Turkish citizens and the opening of negotiation chapters with Turkey. Once that has been settled, this entire process will start going," Oreskovic told the press.
The leaders of the 28 EU member states gathered for a two-day spring summit on Thursday afternoon. They will be joined by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at a working breakfast on Friday. They should wrap up an agreement reached early last week under which Turkey would take back all migrants who reach Greek islands from its territory and those caught in Turkish territorial waters.
(Text: Hina, Photo: European Council/Hina)
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