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Is Europe about to plunge into a new migration crisis?

TALKING EUROPE
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Turkey has declared its border with the EU open – even as the EU says that’s not the case. Tens of thousands of people have attempted to cross the border between Turkey and its EU neighbours Greece and Bulgaria in recent days. Greece's government has announced it will process no new asylum applications for one month. This all coincides with increased deadly violence in Syria – with as many as four million Syrians who've fled war already sheltering in Turkey as part of a 2016 deal.

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There are increased reports of violent "pushbacks" of migrants from the EU's frontiers – not just on the Turkish border, but also the crossings between Croatia and Bosnia, and between Spanish enclaves in North Africa and Morocco.

We discuss these issues with our panel of MEPs, who all come from countries with external EU borders.

A programme presented by Catherine Nicholson

Produced by Perrine Desplats and Céline Schmitt

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