David Sassoli

EU pledges 700mn euro for Greece to handle migrant crisis, declares Europe will defend its external borders

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyden announced that Greece will receive an additional 700mn euro in EU aid in order to confront the mounting migrant and refugee crisis at its eastern land and sea borders.

EU officials visit Greek-Turkish border amid migrant surge

The presidents of the executive European Commission, the European Council (which represents national governments) and the European Parliament - Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel and David Sassoli - have arrived in northern Greece for a planned tour at the country's land border with Turkey.
The EU officials were met at the airport by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Mitsotakis s briefs Trump on directed migrant wave from Turkey as top EU officials head to Greece

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis today briefed US President Donald Trump on the threat to Greece's sovereignty from mounting waves of migrants and refugees from Turkey.

Athens charges that the migrants have been encouraged and coordinated by Ankara and is determined to protect its borders.