European Leaders Meet for Mini Summit on Migration

“European Leaders Mull Measures to Ease Migrant Influx,” by Valentina Pop for the Wall Street Journal:

Leaders of 11 nations in Central and Eastern Europe agreed on measures aimed at slowing the influx of migrants and supplying humanitarian aid to the thousands of people moving every day across the Continent.

The plan seeks to increase communication among governments on how many people are en route at any given time, register incoming migrants and supply tents, blankets and food as temperatures drop. Half a million people have arrived this year on what is a de facto migrant trail from Turkey on to Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria and Germany, with the journey taking about two weeks on average. They are a mix of people—some fleeing the war in Syria or attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan, others looking for an escape from poverty at home…

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