EU divided as record wave of migrants stream into bloc

Migrants wait in the rain to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni in northern Greece on September 10, 2015Röszke (Hungary) (AFP) – Divisions over Europe’s refugee crisis deepened on Thursday as record numbers of migrants streamed through the Balkans into Hungary, forcing Austria to suspend cross-border train services. Germany, which is spearheading Europe’s response to the emergency, warned that an EU plan to distribute 160,000 new arrivals among member states was a mere “drop in the ocean”. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will try to win over eastern European states at a meeting in Prague on Friday.

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