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EU ministers meet after Balkan migrant route shut

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Refugees share a cigarette in front of a fire, during a rainy day, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border at a refugee camp, near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece, March 9, 2016. Yannis Kolesidis/EPA
The scheduled two-day meeting will tackle various areas including a proposed deal with Turkey and the restoration of the visa-free Schengen zone

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 10, 2016) — EU interior ministers were set to meet in Brussels Thursday, March 10, to discuss the migrant crisis after western Balkan nations slammed shut their borders, exacerbating a dire humanitarian situation on the Macedonian frontier.

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EU mulls partial Schengen suspension over migrant crisis

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BORDER CONTROL. A sign that reads ‘Kontrolle’ (Control) has been set up at the border crossing in Mittenwald, Germany, May 26, 2015. Sven Hoppe/EPA
‘If the situation does not change there could indeed be justifications under public order and security reasons to maintain internal controls at internal Schengen borders’

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Jan. 27, 2016) — The EU on Tuesday, January 26, mulled allowing states in the passport-free Schengen zone to reintroduce border checks for up to two years to cope with the Continue reading EU mulls partial Schengen suspension over migrant crisis