Asylum Crisis, State of Play

EPA/ZOLTAN MATHE HUNGARY OUT

Hungarian soldiers and correctional workers build the temporary fence on Hungary's southern border with Serbia to halt illegal immigration into the country near Kelebia, 178 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary, 30 August 2015. Hungary is one of the countries bearing the brunt of the migration push with many of the asylum seekers who make it to Greece traveling through the Balkans to reach Hungary, which they see as a transit point to countries further west in the European Union.

So far, Europe is divided between those who have to deal with the crisis and those who don’t think this is their crisis


Meetings

 

This week in Brussels will be very much focused on the humanitarian crisis across EU’s border with ongoing tragedies both in the Mediterranean and Central Europe.

On Sunday, EU Interior Ministers were summoned to discuss emergency measures in Brussels. The Luxemburgish Presidency has called an interior ministers summit of the 28 member states on September 14th.  The same day, another seven people died off the coast of Lybia; 1,600 were rescued at sea over the weekend off...


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