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EU official: Migrants are not terrorists

Juncker, refugees are fleeing those who organized attacks

16 November, 11:10

(ANSA-AP) - PARIS - A top European Union official says the bloc's refugee policy does not need to be overhauled in the wake of the Paris attacks and is urging world leaders not to start treating asylum-seekers as terrorists.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday that "those who organized these attacks, and those who carried them out, are exactly those who the refugees are fleeing." Juncker told reporters at the G-20 summit in Turkey that "there is no need to revise the European Union's entire refugee policy."

Poland incoming government declared Saturday it would not accept refugees without security guarantees. Juncker urged them "to be serious about this, and not to give in (to) these basic reactions." (ANSA-AP).

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