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Austria launches migrant cap despite EU anger

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TOUGHER ASYLUM POLICIES. A group of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who declared that they will seek asylum in Germany or Austria, board the train to Croatia at the train station in the south Serbian city of Presevo, January 25, 2016. Photo by EPA
Vienna says the measures are necessary because a German-backed EU plan for Turkey to stem the flow of migrants setting off from its coast is not yet working

VIENNA, Austria (Feb. 19, 2016) — Austria’s new daily cap on asylum seekers entered into force Friday, February 19, in a move that the European Commission has described as “plainly incompatible” with European Union laws.

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