Lasting European solutions needed to fight illegal migration

European leaders who have gathered for an informal summit in the fourth largest Austrian city of Salzburg are discussing long-term measures to tackle illegal migration.

According to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Community’s streamlined efforts have produced good results: the EU-Turkey agreement that came into force two years ago has reduced illegal migrant flows. However, migratory pressures continue to affect Europe and the European Union is still the center of attraction for economic refugees seeking a better life.

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Source: President of the Republic of Lithuania