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EU holds 'mini-summit' over migrant crisis

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 01:16

EU leaders meet as Slovenia's premier warns the European Union faces collapse if the bloc can't agree on a plan to confront the sudden influx of refugees through the Balkans. Gavino Garay reports.

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As migrants continue to pour across the border from Serbia into Croatia, and many more waiting in the freezing cold to be registered in Slovenia... the European Union is searching for answers. As European leaders bicker over who is to blame for the crisis, Slovenia's premier warned on Sunday at an emergency 'mini-summit' in Brussels that the EU itself faces collapse --- IF the bloc can't agree on a plan to confront the influx of refugees. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SLOVENIAN PRIME MINISTER, MIRO CERAR, SAYING: "Europe is at stake now, and if we don't do all we can together to find a common solution and to deliver it, then this is the beginning of the end of the EU and Europe as such." They're discussing a 16-point plan that could, among other things, send hundreds of border guards to the western Balkan border -- IF the EU's frontier states drop their policy of giving migrants passage to other countries. But a broader common policy is still not in hand and this this latest meeting is trying to heal a rift --- over whether to welcome more migrants or toughen up the EU's external borders.

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EU holds 'mini-summit' over migrant crisis

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 01:16