EU quota plan 'a drop in ocean': Germany’s vice-chancellor Gabriel
Sept.10, Berlin: Germany’s vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday that the plan of EU to accept 160,000 new asylum seekers by its member state represent ‘a drop in the ocean’ in the scale of the crisis.
Gabriel said that 450,000 people had arrived in Germany so far this year, with 37,000 in the first eight days of September. And tens of thousands, mainly Syrians, harve pushed north in recent weeks.
A record 5,000 migrants have arrived at the border with Hungary in the past 24 hours, Serbian TV said.
Meanwhile, Austria's government said that 5,700 people had crossed over from Hungary in recent hours. National train operator OeBB temporarily suspended services from Hungary because of the increasing numbers and the risks of overcrowding.
The Oslo Times