Macron explained why Europe must take refugees

PARIS, June 23 — RIA Novosti, Victoria Ivanova. Europe should accept migrants because it is in the tradition and is a matter of honor, said Friday the President of France Emmanuel macron, speaking on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels.

“We talked about the migration crisis. This applies to not a few countries, it is our common problem… And it requires a common solution,” — said the French leader after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

He said that the problem of migration is long-term.

“We need to accept refugees because it is in our traditions and our honor. Refugees are not just any migrants, not economic migrants, people who left their country for their freedom — because of the war or the political situation,” stressed macron.