EC: The Situation on the Balkan Refugee Route is Stable
The European Commission said that they are monitoring the movement of people on the Balkan refugee route and the increase of migrants and refugees in recent weeks, and concluded that "the overall situation is stable".
It is normal to have movement through the Balkan route. The position of the European Commission has always been that it is not closed, said European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva.
She noted that the European Commission together with the European Agency for Border and Coastal Regions (Frontex) monitored the development of the overall situation in the Balkan region and provided the necessary assistance.
The overall situation is stable after an agreement between the EU and Turkey, Andreeva added.
She announced that agreements between the EU and the Western Balkan countries would soon be finalized, which would enable Frontex to take control and, if necessary, to manage the threatened borders directly.
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