Balkan leaders huddle on migrants ahead of EU mini-summit

Migrants wait to board buses to cross the Slovenian-Austrian border on October 23, 2015 in SentiljThe prime ministers of Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania were to hold talks Saturday on how to tackle record numbers of migrants at the onset of winter, ahead of a mini-EU summit to discuss a coordinated response. Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania are among the countries on the migrants’ route from Turkey up through the Balkans to northern Europe. Saturday’s talks in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia come a day ahead of a meeting of leaders in Brussels called by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, who has been urging a cross-border approach to the worst migrant crisis in Europe since World War II.

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