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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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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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