E.U. Leader Sends Economic Migrants a Blunt Warning: Don’t Come

March 3, 2016 9:10 PM

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E.U. Leader Sends Economic Migrants a Blunt Warning: Don’t Come

BRUSSELS — As Europe’s migrant crisis spiraled toward yet another humanitarian catastrophe, a European Union leader issued a stark warning Thursday to millions in search of economic opportunity: Stay away.

“Do not come to Europe,” said Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, which represents the bloc’s 28 leaders. “Do not believe the smugglers. Do not risk your lives and your money. It is all for nothing. Greece or any other European country will no longer be a transit country.”

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