EU concerned by Macedonia refugee crackdown

European Commission 'is very concerned by the images' seen from yesterdays events on Macedonian border

EU concerned by Macedonia refugee crackdown

World Bulletin / News Desk

The European Union said on Tuesday it was "very concerned" about the crackdown at the Greek-Macedonian border where Macedonian police tear fired tear gas at hundreds of refugees.

"The commission is very concerned by the images we saw yesterday," European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a press conference.

Macedonian police on Monday fired tear gas as some 300 refugees forced their way through a Greek police cordon and raced towards a railway track between the two countries.

"It is up to the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia to protect those borders. The images show once again that the only solution is a collective solution, a European solution," Schinas said.

"All measures on the borders must be in compliance with international law, and European law."

Last Mod: 01 Mart 2016, 14:31
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