Europe’s leaders weigh in on best way to deal with migrant crisis
The build-up of thousands of migrants on Greece’s northern border has created further tensions among European countries.
As the United Nations announced border closures were putting the continent “on the cusp of a largely self-induced humanitarian crisis,” Europe’s leaders have given their opinions on what is going wrong.
“When half-a-million people come to Austria because they believe that they can continue towards Germany, then Austria is a waiting room, stuck in the middle – [with migrants] waved through on the one side, stopped on the other side. That’s why we were saying in February and now in March: This policy of waving through must be stopped. This disorganised chaos must be stopped,” Austrian Chancellor, Werner Faymann, told a press conference.
Last month, Austria limited the number of migrants it lets through daily to 3,200.