KASTANIES, Greece – Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Tuesday joined European officials on a visit to the Greek-Turkish border at Evros region to inspect migration flows from Turkey, and said “we have come to express our support and solidarity with the Greek government and our determination to help Greece find a European response to this new migration situation.”
Plenkovic represented Croatia, which currently holds the presidency of the Council of the EU.
“Our intention is to prevent 2015-2016 from happening again,” he said, referring to the start of the great migration crisis. “I have said many times that no other phenomenon has affected Europe’s political landscape and its member states as much as the migration crisis has over the last 4-5 years,” he added.
In conclusion, Plenkovic said that “we support the efforts of the Greek government, which we have seen with our own eyes.”