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EU leaders pledge extra €1 billion to tackle refugee crisis

The "greatest tide" of refugees is yet to come, Europe's leaders have been warned as they pledged another €1 billion (£733 million) to tackle the crisis.

Heads of state were locked in talks for more than five hours in Brussels as they attempted to overcome divisions and find a unified response.

Speaking after the emergency summit, European Council president Donald Tusk said while they had taken a step in the right direction, the policy of "open doors and windows" must be corrected.

Prime Minister David Cameron - who committed an extra £115 million in aid - said a "comprehensive approach" was needed to solve the crisis.

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Hungary PM: EU nations should 'defend' Greek border

Hungarian PM Viktor Oban speaks in Brussels.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Oban has suggested other European nations should "defend" Greece's borders from refugees, as he arrived for a summit of EU leaders in Brussels.

Mr Oban, whose country opposed plans for the distribution of 120,000 refugees from Greece and Italy on Tuesday, told reporters: "I think if the Greeks are not able to depend their own borders, we should ask kindly - because Greece is a sovereign country - let other countries of the European Union defend the Greek border."

Mr Oban has been an outspoken critic of the EU's handling of the refugee crisis, and has said he will propose a global contingent to deal with it at the UN next week.

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