Greek PM threatens to block future agreements if migrant burden is not shared

Talks are ongoing in Europe this week about the migrant crisis

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Ahead of talks on the migrant crisis in Europe this week, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said: “Greece will no longer agree to any deal if the burdens and responsibilities are not shared proportionally…We will not allow our country to turn into a warehouse of souls.”

Ministers from non-EU members Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey will also be in Brussels as the European Union reaches outside its borders to deal with the stream of people coming through the Balkans.

The talks come a day after Austria warned the EU’s future was at stake at a meeting of Balkan states in Vienna, and after Hungary announced a referendum on refugee quotas.

EU countries can refuse welfare for migrants for three months

The European Court of Justice ruled that European Union nationals may be refused social benefits for the first three months after moving to another member country. Under EU law, EU citizens have the right to move to another country for a period up to three months without any conditions other than having a valid ID card. 

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