Macedonian president Ivanov: We will not allow the creation of refugee camps

The European Union has turned its attention toward Skopje as the country is facing a refugee crisis and mounting tension in the south of the country on the border with Greece.

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk arrived last evening in Skopje and met with the president of the country, Gjorge Ivanov and after a meeting that lasted several hours, he left for Athens, avoiding the media.

Ivanov’s office said that the two discussed the finding of a joint solution to the refugee crisis.

The statement said that Ivanov and Tusk said that there must be co-ordination of activities and assistance for the countries which are part of the Balkan route for refugees. Tusk expressed his readiness to support the country in facing the crisis, while promising assistance for the authorities in Skopje.

Ivanov said that Macedonia will not allow refugee camps to be built in its territory.


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