EU chief sees first consensus on migrant crisis

Refugees and migrants wait for food in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian borders near the Greek village of Idomeni, on March 4, 2016EU president Donald Tusk struck an unusually upbeat note on the migrant crisis on Friday as Turkey raised the possibility of taking back non-Syrian asylum seekers. Wrapping up a whirlwind diplomatic tour with a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Tusk predicted an agreement to shut down the Western Balkans route that most refugees and migrants have taken into the European Union. “For the first time since the beginning of the migration crisis, I can see a European consensus emerging,” Tusk said in an invitation letter to leaders ahead the summit, which will include Turkey.

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