EU's Tusk tells economic migrants: 'Do not come to Europe'

Migrants demonstrate as they wait to cross the Greece-Macedonia border near the village of Idomeni, on February 27, 2016EU President Donald Tusk on Thursday issued a stark warning to economic migrants not to come to Europe, as he castigated countries for taking unilateral action to tackle the crisis. On a visit to Greece — on the frontline of Europe’s worst migration crisis since World War II — Tusk told economic migrants it was pointless to apply for asylum in the European Union. “I want to appeal to all potential illegal economic migrants wherever you are from: Do not come to Europe,” Tusk told a press conference in Athens after talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

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