Greece wants more EU help to deal with migrants


Greece's prime minister says he wants EU leaders to hammer out a deal that will halt the flow of migrants from Turkey to Greece and will instead offer a legal way for refugees to resettle in Europe.

Alexis Tsipras told reporters that he also wants the deal to help accelerate the relocation of migrants from Greece to other EU nations. He said any deal should offer Greece more help to deal with thousands of migrants stuck along the country's northern border after other countries closed their borders to migrants.

He said Greece faces a humanitarian crisis "because of the unilateral actions" of some countries along the Balkan migrant route.

Tsipras was speaking before Thursday's EU summit focused on finalizing a deal to send thousands of migrants back to Turkey.