ATHENS (Sputnik) — In turn, Tsipras said that it was not "the time for exits" for Greece, adding that the bloc must join its efforts to address burning issues, including the migrant crisis.
"To all talking of excluding Greece from Schengen, thinking this is a solution to the migration crisis, I say — no, it is not…. Excluding Greece from the Schengen solves none of our problems," Tusk told reporters after talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens.
The prospect of reinstating border controls with Greece became particularly high on the agenda last month after Austrian and Czech officials expressed their disapproval of Athens’ failure to secure its borders as migrants continue to use Greece as a transit country.
Earlier this week, a number of German politicians accused Greece of shirking its responsibility to protect the external borders of the European Union.