Libya migrant build-up alarms EU

greece migrantPresident of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has warned Italy and Malta of large numbers of would-be migrants in Libya.

Donald Tusk told MEPs that it would not be possible to apply the same approach used for the Balkans to unstable Libya.

Italy’s coastguard says 4,000 people were rescued from the Mediterranean between Libya and Sicily on Monday and Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Macedonian police again fired teargas at migrants protesting at the border with Greece.

About 11,000 migrants and refugees have been camped out at Idomeni on the Greek side of the border since countries on the route to northern Europe through the Balkans closed their borders.

In Bulgaria, the interior minister urged the public not to mistreat migrants after footage of a vigilante group tying up several Afghans went viral.

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