Donald Tusk said it is part of an “exodus” that will not instantly disappear.
Speaking at the Bruegel Institute, a Brussels think-tank, he said: “The present wave of migration is not a one-time incident but the beginning of a real exodus, which only means that we will have to deal with this problem for many years to come.”
The bureaucrat said it is imperative for EU nations to bear the brunt of the current crisis together “without blaming each other”.
Mr Tusk added: “But let us have no illusions that we have a silver bullet to reverse the situation.”
EU leaders are scrambling to find solutions to the situation – while thousands of migrants flee war-torn countries like Syria and head across the Mediterranean for Europe.
Full article: EU president warns migrants could keep coming in for YEARS – and it’s just the ‘beginning’ (Express)