Mogherini and Hahn failed, Next up is Tusk to 'convince' Ivanov
Wednesday, 29 March 2017

President of the European Council, Donald Tusk will visit Macedonia next week, MIA learns from diplomatic sources in Brussels. 

The reason for Tusk's visit is the migrant crisis, Macedonia's role in addressing the issue as well as the political situation in the country, MIA's correspondent reports Wednesday from the Belgian capital.

The head of the European Council will be paying a visit to Macedonia in the midst of growing warnings about a new surge of refugees as a result of heightened tensions between the EU and Turkey with the latter issuing threats to annul the migrant deal. Namely, the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been saying his country will stop re-admitting failed asylum seekers, which is seen as a large threat to Europe, most notably to Western Balkan countries, which is a cause for alarm in the EU.

This will be Donald Tusk's third visit to Macedonia in two years.

He last visited the country in March 2016, when he was hosted by Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov. The two politicians in Skopje discussed ways for a joint European solution to be reached to the refugee and migrant crisis. At the meeting, Ivanov warned about illegal migration, involving migrants entering Macedonia forcefully. He said Macedonia would curb the rise of security risks stemming from the migrant crisis. President Ivanov pledged Macedonia would take all necessary activities to protect its borders and to defend its national security.


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