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Merkel in migrant nightmare as political partners warn of ‘defeat’ over open door policy

The chancellor of Germany has been heavily criticised for her open door policy and her vow to all Syrians they would be welcome in her country. With just one year to go before a federal election the Christian Social Union (CSU) – her key coalition partners – are growing colder towards their partnership. Last week the CSU threatened to pull ...

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'Cheers' at German migrant shelter fire

A fire which broke out at a building planned to house migrants in eastern Germany was greeted with cheers from some onlookers, police say. The fire in the town of Bautzen in the early hours of Sunday morning destroyed the roof of a former hotel, which was being converted into a migrant shelter. Police said some of the crowd tried ...

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EU talks on Balkans migrant crisis

Migrant crisis: Balkan leaders meet amid Juncker warnings 25 October 2015 From the section Europe Media captionThe BBC’s John Sweeney gives a tour of a refugee crossing point on the Serbia-Croatia border Leaders from Central Europe and the Balkans are due to hold an emergency summit to discuss the migrant crisis. A draft statement leaked ahead of the meeting calls ...

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Slovenia to limit migrant numbers

Migrant crisis: Slovenia sets limit of 2,500 people a day 18 October 2015 From the section Europe Media captionDamian Grammaticas reports from the Serbian-Croatian border where hundreds of migrants have been stranded Slovenia will only allow 2,500 migrants to cross its borders daily – half the number neighbour Croatia has asked for. Interior Ministry Secretary of State Bostjan Sefic said ...

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