The United Nations’ refugee agency has expressed significant concern about a plan proposed by European Union leaders and Turkey to stem the flow of migrants and refugees into Europe.
“We are … concerned about any arrangement that involves the blanket return of all individuals from one country to another without sufficiently spelt out refugee protection safeguards in keeping with international obligations,” UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said.
European and Turkish leaders closed in on a “deal” in the early hours of Tuesday.
Following a day of talks in Brussels, the leaders hailed their new proposal as a “breakthrough”.
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