Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in Skopje today discussed the migrant crisis.

The meeting concluded that the new challenges facing Europe are a consequence of the decisions of a growing number of countries who will only accept the refugees and migrants who come from regions affected by war, but not economic migrants as that will need more coping mechanisms with the new situation.

Gruevski and Tusk agreed that it is necessary for a greater engagement and coordination between Macedonia and the European institutions in tackling this crisis, given that refugees entering Macedonia, enter through Greece, which is an EU member.

Prime Minister Gruevski said Macedonia will act according to the decisions and actions of the countries of the Balkan route, stressing that Macedonia has the right and duty to take steps to protect domestic interests.