Refugee flow will have to stop, says Austria and Balkan nations

Government ministers from nations along the migrant route to western Europe have declared a complete stop to the influx of people overwhelming the continent is inevitable due to security and other concerns.

“It is not possible to process unlimited numbers of migrants and applicants for asylum”, said a declaration issued by a meeting of EU members Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Bulgaria, as well as Albania Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

It cited “limited resources and reception capacities, potential consequences for internal security and social cohesion as well as [integration challenges]”.


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