EU meeting seeks to heal growing rifts of migrants

    EU meeting seeks to heal growing rifts of migrants

    Feb 25, Merlin: Ministers from EU and Balkan nations are meeting in Brussels to try to heal divisions over a migrant crisis that could threaten the bloc's survival, media reports said.

    Austria, Serbia and Macedonia have taken steps to restrict entry to migrants, angering Greece, which fears the controls will cause a bottleneck.

    The rift places further strain on a common EU migration policy, already in disarray over the surge in migration, BBC news reported.

    More than 100,000 migrants have reached Europe this year, most via the Balkans.

    European Council president Donald Tusk has warned that the failure to make progress towards resolving the crisis could increase the likelihood of the UK voting to leave the EU this year.

    The EU interior ministers meeting in Brussels will hear plans drawn up by Austria and eight Balkan countries that seek to restrict the numbers entering their borders.

    The Oslo Times


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