Europe rifts widen as migrant arrivals top 110,000 this year

A woman carries a child as refugees and migrants arrive at the northern island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from TurkeyTensions reached boiling point between European states worst affected by the migrant crisis ahead of a meeting of Balkan states on Wednesday, as new figures showed no let-up in the influx of people. With migrant and refugee arrivals in Europe surpassing 110,000 in the first two months of the year alone, the United Nations warned border restrictions being imposed by some states could cause chaos. A diplomatic spat broke out between Greece and Austria, while Vienna lashed out at Germany’s “contradictory” refugee policy.

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