World Europe 19 Feb 2016 Greece wants EU open ...

Greece wants EU open border pledge till March

AFP
Published Feb 19, 2016, 7:28 pm IST
Updated Feb 19, 2016, 7:28 pm IST
It will refuse to adopt an accord keeping Britain in the bloc at marathon talks, a government source said.
A man holds his baby wearing a life jacket upon their arrival with other refugees and migrants to the port of the northern island of Lesbos. (Photo:AFP)
 A man holds his baby wearing a life jacket upon their arrival with other refugees and migrants to the port of the northern island of Lesbos. (Photo:AFP)

Athens: Greece wants its EU peers to pledge not to keep their borders open to refugees until March or it will refuse to adopt an accord keeping Britain in the bloc at marathon talks on Friday, a government source said.

"We are asking for a unanimous decision that until (an EU-Turkey summit planned for) March 6, no state will unilaterally close its borders...if not, the Greek government will not approve the conclusion text" at the so-called Brexit summit, the source said.

 

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