Refugee issue has to be solved at its source: Croatian PM

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanović. Photo Credit:

Zagreb: Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said that the refugee issue had to be solved at its source, reiterating his country “would not be a European refugee center”.

On Saturday, Milanovic said the problem had to be solved in Greece and Turkey, and the arrival of new migrants could be prevented by the Greek coast guard, Xinhua reported.

According to him, 75-80 percent of all refugees were arriving via Greece and Turkey.

Croatian Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic said earlier on Saturday that around 2,000 refugees remain at the train station in Tovarnik, the town near the border with Serbia.