Regional Governors call for higher involvement in migration decisions

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Refugees from Afghanistan arrive in an overloaded rubber dinghy at the coast near Mytilini, Lesbos island, Greece, 09 September after crossing over the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey.

Eleven regional leaders present a common position on the migration crisis.


During the summer, the migration crisis in the Mediterranean has reached unprecedented proportions as the improved weather has offered smugglers a chance to dispatch more people on the dangerous crossing. At the same time, the dramatic increase of refugees travelling through the western Balkans has shown that the emergency stretches far beyond a few Southern Europe countries.
Meanwhile, a European response to the emergency is beginning to take shape only now. But it should be noted that the cur...


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