Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Europe's Migrant Crisis -- News Updates September 9, 2015

VOA: EU Migrant Quota Plan Draws Opposition

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called Wednesday for EU member states to resettle 160,000 refugees escaping from war in Syria and elsewhere -- but is running into opposition from countries objecting to mandatory quotas.

"The Europe I want to live in is illustrated by those who are helping," Juncker told the European Parliament. "The Europe I don't want to live in is a Europe refusing those who are in need."

But the Czech and Slovak governments held firm in their opposition to the country-by-country quotas Juncker said are needed to cope with Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II.

WU Editor: Among this catastrophe that just keeps on getting worse, there are now growing fears that ISIS terrorists are hiding among these migrant groups grows .... ISIS fears: Hungary TV report suggests 'militants' posing as refugees cross into Europe (RT). Are these concerns justified .... unfortunately yes .... ISIS did warn early this year that they were going to do this .... Flashback to February 2015: Islamic State threatens to flood Europe with refugees (Jihad Watch). More here .... ISIS In Hungary? As Refugees Enter Europe, Officials Fear Islamic State Militants Could Be Among Them (IBTimes).

Update: Oh oh .... if you are travelling in Europe expect more of this .... Trains between Denmark and Germany halted amid refugee crisis (RT).

Europe's Migrant Crisis -- News Updates September 9, 2015

Refugee crisis: Juncker unveils EU quota plan – as it happened -- The Guardian
Migrant crisis: EU's Juncker announces refugee quota plan -- BBC
Juncker urges Europe to welcome refugees -- Reuters
European Official Calls for Continent to Take In 160,000 Migrants -- NYT
EU leader proposes quota system to redistribute 160,000 refugees across 22 nations in Europe -- National Post/Washington Post
European Union calls for mandatory refugee quotas -- USA Today
EU sets deadline to relocate 160,000 refugees -- Al Jazeera
'Flood gates are open': second wave of migrants eye Europe -- AFP
U.N. says 850,000 to cross sea to Europe this year and next -- Reuters
Balkan countries on refugee route adopt more pragmatic tactics -- The Guardian
Hungary border poses challenge to migrants and police -- Reuters
Hungarian TV journalist fired for tripping up fleeing migrants -- Reuters
EXCLUSIVE: Migrants claim rogue Greek coastguard are ROBBING them at gunpoint and puncturing their dinghies in the Mediterranean -- Daily Mail
As Europe opens its doors, Japan considers clamping down harder on asylum seekers -- Reuters
Nearly half of Britons think we're taking too many Syrian refugees: Poll exposes gulf between opposition parties and public opinion -- Daily Mail
Refugee crisis: how the world is reacting -- Sydney Morning Herald
Migrant crisis: Who does the EU send back? -- Laurence Peter, BBC
Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them, which don't -- Michael Martinez, CNN

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