Thursday December 5, 2019

Briefing: Asylum crisis pressure as migrant numbers build

30th August, 2015
A record number of migrants crossed into Serbia from Hungary ahead of the completion of a border fence. Picture: Getty

Pressure is growing on European governments to make plans to accept more refugees from Africa and the Middle East, as the influx of migrants on Europe’s southern borders continues to grow.

Last week, German chancellor Angela Merkel – who has expanded hugely the numbers of refugees her country will accept, even in the face of riots in some German towns – criticised Northern European countries for their approach to accepting migrants, naming specifically...

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