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European leaders hope for common ground on migrant crisis

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 01:30

With no signs of the worst European migrant crisis since World War Two letting up, it's up to European leaders to find a promising resolution to the dire situation. Gavino Garay reports.

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They keep arriving by the thousands in Hungary and Croatia... as Hungary continues to fortify it's boarder to keep many more from coming in en route to other Western European nations. But another crisis is broiling in the EU, and it's a political one. Fiercely divided European leaders will meet in Brussels on Wednesday to try and hammer out a credible response to the crisis. Germany's Angela Merkel, who has already flung open the country's borders to the refugees, many fleeing Syria's civil war, has called on her peers to take joint responsibility. Her tone is sharper now than before, warning that Germany cannot afford to shelter migrants moving for economic reasons, limiting refugees to those fleeing war and persecution. The 28-EU member block has failed to find a unified response to the crisis, and Council President Donald Tusk says a solution needs to be found closer to home. Hungary, however, has taken a hard-liner response. Their latest move has been to build a steel gate at the boarder crossing with Croatia. But that, Croatian officials say, won't stop the migrants, and they've already set up a camp to hold 4,000 refugees... just one example of discord between the handling of the crisis between neighbors.

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European leaders hope for common ground on migrant crisis

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 01:30