EU Commission: no alternatives to EU-Turkey migrant deal exist

 EU Commission: no alternatives to EU-Turkey migrant deal exist

The EU-Turkish migrant deal is not perfect and its implementation continues to be difficult but there are no viable alternatives to it, the Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas said.

"The EU-Turkey statement was a game changer which allowed us to brake the cruel business model of smugglers exploiting human misery and putting people's lives in danger. We hear many voices criticizing the agreement but we hear none providing viable alternatives that would have saved as many lives," Sputnik cited Schinas as saying.

He admitted that the implementation of the agreement remained challenging.

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