European Commissioner of internal market Michel Barnier , welcomed the idea of holding an international humane conference about Syria , saying "It is useful and necessary" . EU must be prepared " for a heavy flow " of Syrian refugees , pointing out that several countries , including Bulgaria, Greece , are facing an influx of Syrians refugees in large numbers, but "it isn't a national issue anymore , but an European one .
He noted that more than two million Syrian refugees are registered with UN High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) , in neighboring countries, particularly in Lebanon , Jordan and Turkey . He expected that the estimated number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries will reach 3 and 3.5 million refugees by the end of the year.
This comes after an invitation by Guy Verhofstadt president of Liberal Democratic coalition, European Commission and Council of Ministers during the plenary session of European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday , to organize an international conference humane about Syria, saying that " history will be convict Europeans as coward if they continue to ignore tragedies happening in Syria .
He described the attitude of international community in this regard as a shaming, noting that" some countries have given only 50 visas to the Syrians , this is unacceptable . "