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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 Leaders Meet on Migrants as Thousands Wait in Greece

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A woman reacts after losing sight of her child near the gate at the Greek-Macedonian border on Sunday. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP – Getty Images
European leaders were gathering early Monday to discuss the still-spiraling migrant crisis as thousands camped out in Greece desperate to cross a blocked border

March 7, 2016 —European leaders were gathering early Monday to discuss the still-spiraling migrant crisis as thousands camped out in Greece desperate to cross a blocked border.

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Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be ‘trapped’ next month

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STRANDED. Refugees and migrants walk to the refugee camp at the buffer zone of the Greek-FYROM border, near the border village of Idomeni, Greece, February 26, 2016. Photo by Nikos Arvanitidis/EPA
The bottleneck is expected to get worse after EU members Slovenia and Croatia, as well as Serbia and Macedonia, impose a limit of 580 migrants entering their borders each day

ATHENS, Greece (Feb. 29, 2016) — Greece warned Sunday, February 28, the number of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000, as a Continue reading Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be ‘trapped’ next month

Migrant pressure returns to Hungary-Serbia border

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CRISIS. Detained migrants who arrived via Serbia sit near the border village of Roszke, Hungary, February 9, 2016. File photo by Zoltan Gergely/EPA
This month, around 1,500 migrants have tried to cross into Hungary so far, say police

BUDAPEST, Hungary (Feb. 22, 2016) — Hungary on Monday, February 22, reported a sharp rise in the numbers of migrants breaching its southern borders in February, the first significant surge since the frontiers were sealed last year.

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Police chiefs on migrant route announce joint refugee register

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A group of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan wait to be registered in front of a temporary camp for migrants in the village of Miratovac, on the border between Serbia and Macedonia, close to the south Serbian city of Presevo, Serbia, February 15, 2016. Photo by Djordje Savic/EPA
Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria will jointly profile and register migrants from war-torn countries and then organize their ‘controlled transport’ through to Austria, Croatia’s police director Vlado Dominic says

ZAGREB, Croatia (Feb. 19, 2016) — The police chiefs of 5 countries on the migrant route through southeast Europe announced an agreement Thursday, February 18, for a joint refugee registration point at the Greek-Macedonian border.

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