“Europe Chokes Flow of Migrants to Buy Time for a Solution,” from the Wall Street Journal:
Europe is bottling up migrants at the foot of the Balkans as its other plans for stemming the migration crisis flounder.
European Union member states have sent border guards, police vehicles and fingerprinting machines to Macedonia, which isn’t a member of the bloc. The goal: to squeeze the river of people still streaming north from Greece toward Germany into a trickle, turning away all but those from war-torn countries such as Syria and Iraq.
The mounting restrictions are buying German Chancellor Angela Merkel time as she asks voters for patience and lobbies fellow EU leaders to implement what she promises will be a comprehensive solution to the migration crisis.