Schinas Asks Croatia to Urgently Convene EU Meeting on Migrants

By 1 March 2020

ZAGREB, March 1, 2020 - European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas, the chief European official in charge of the migration issue, asked Croatia on Sunday to convene an urgent meeting of EU interior ministers after Turkey opened its borders for migrants who want to reach Europe.

In a post on Twitter, Schinas said he contacted Croatian Interior Minister Davor Božinović "to request that EU Home Affairs Ministers meet urgently in an extraordinary JHA Council."

Croatia is currently presiding the Council of the European Union.

Schinas added that he was in ongoing consultations with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

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