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The Monitor's View A model to stem mass migration?

In just a few weeks, an EU-Turkey pact has led to a big decline in the flow of migrants into Greece. Its mix of compassion and legality could be a model for similar agreements.

The European Union was overrun last year with more than a million refugees. Most were desperate Syrians arriving in Greece on small boats from Turkey. Those days may be gone. In April, fewer than 20,000 people made the dangerous crossing, according to the United Nations. The reasons for this dramatic drop could provide a lesson for a world that must often cope with mass migrations.

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