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Europe has ‘six to eight weeks’ to fix migrant crisis says Dutch PM

The Dutch prime minister says Europe has just six to eight weeks to find a fix for the migrant crisis.

Mark Rutte was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos alongside his counterparts from Greece and France.

Rutte said 35,000 people crossed the sea from Turkey into Greece so far this year.

“When Spring comes the figures will quadruple,” he added. “They will go up considerably. We cannot as EU, at least, for Netherlands, Germany…. We cannot cope with these numbers any longer we have to get a grip of this.”

“What we are calling for is a mechanism that will help relocate refugees from Turkey and the Greek Islands to the rest Europe,” said Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipiras. “I’m not just referring to specific countries.”

“We can not leave Africa and The Sahel alone to terrorism,” said French prime minister Manuel Valls. “Libya is on the focus because there are so many issues: Daesh, the disorganization of Libya and the migration crisis.”

Read more: Europe has ‘six to eight weeks’ to fix migrant crisis – Dutch PM | euronews, world news

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