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EU plan for the Balkan route

The EU hopes to get the flood of refugees under control by setting up reception centres along the Balkan route and launching a new Frontex mission on the EU's external borders. Will the plan put a stop to the chaos in the Balkans?

Main focus of Wednesday, 28. October 2015

Balkans struggling under burden of refugees

The 17-point action plan for countering chaos on the Balkan route agreed on in Brussels on Monday by the affected states continues to elicit strong ... » more

Večer - Slovenia | Tuesday, 27. October 2015

At least the fighting has subsided for now

In view of the fact that the leaders of the Balkan states were blaming each other for the situation the plan represents at least some progress, writes the liberal daily newspaper Večer: » more

Aargauer Zeitung - Switzerland | Tuesday, 27. October 2015

Not a big hit

With its 17-point plan the EU has missed an opportunity to overcome the refugee crisis, the liberal Aargauer Zeitung criticises: » more - Greece | Monday, 26. October 2015

50,000 reception places in Greece a dream

Under the new action plan decided at the crisis summit 50,000 of the 100,000 additional places in reception centres for refugees are to be located in Greece. According to Ioannis Mouzalas, Greek Deputy Minister for Migration, 20,000 refugees are to be put up in accommodation the rent for which will be paid by the UNHCR. That won't work out, the liberal website Protagon believes: » more

Duma - Bulgaria | Tuesday, 27. October 2015

Balkan summit a rotten deal for Balkan states

The measures agreed on at the crisis summit put the Balkan countries in a very difficult situation, the left-leaning daily Duma believes: » more

Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | Monday, 26. October 2015

Exodus to Europe: EU turning the Balkans into transit zone

Twelve European states at a summit in Brussels agreed on Monday morning on a 17-point plan for managing the refugee crisis. Among other things 100,000 places in reception centres are to be set up along the Balkan route. The Balkans are now being made to pay the consequences of Europe's policy of turning refugees away, the left-wing daily taz criticises: » more

Delo - Slovenia | Monday, 26. October 2015

Exodus to Europe: Culture of welcoming does not go far

Yesterday's special meeting on the future of the Balkan route failed to produce any results, the centre-left daily Delo complains, saying the EU has failed utterly in the refugee crisis: » more

Jutarnji list - Croatia | Friday, 23. October 2015

Time for a joint decision on the Balkan route

The refugee summit of the most affected European states is a great opportunity to set out clear arrangements, the liberal daily Jutarnji list stresses: » more

Die Welt - Germany | Tuesday, 20. October 2015

Dangerous backlog in the Balkans

The inaction of the governments of the EU member states is to blame for the fact that the situation on the Balkan route threatens to get completely out of control, the conservative daily Die Welt comments: » more


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