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3/3/16

EU Migrant Crises: Donald Tusk Tells 'Economic Migrants' To Stay Away From Europe

European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday pleaded with “ economic migrants” not to make the perilous journey to Europe, ahead of an EU summit on migration.

“I want to appeal to all potential illegal economic migrants wherever you are from: Do not come to Europe. Do not believe the smugglers. Do not risk your lives and your money. It is all for nothing,” Tusk said at a press conference after talks with Greek premier Alexis Tsipras.

“No European country will be a transit country,” Tusk pledged, meaning that anyone who makes a sea crossing to southern Europe with the intention of reaching the prosperous north will have their hopes dashed.

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