Débordée par le flux ininterrompu de réfugiés arrivant toujours au rythme de 6000 à 10 000 personnes par jour sur son territoire, l’Allemagne a décidé de durcir son arsenal juridique.

Les pays concernés par un afflux massif de migrants arrivant en Europe par la route des Balkans ont décidé dimanche soir de créer cent mille places d’accueil pour mieux juguler cet afflux, dont 50 000 en Grèce, a annoncé le président de la Commission européenne, Jean-Claude Juncker.

La Commission européenne, qui a convoqué pour dimanche 25 octobre après-midi, à Bruxelles, un mini-sommet extraordinaire sur la « route des Balkans », empruntée par des milliers de demandeurs d’asile, veut agir très vite.

At the end of a contentious summit, European and Balkan leaders committed early Monday to add capacity for receiving about 100,000 more migrants to help ease the plight of the tens of thousands coming from Syria and beyond and moving across the Balkans toward the European Union’s heartland. 

With freezing weather setting in, tens of thousands of migrants surging across Europe could face even more hurdles after European Union leaders pledged to stem their flow by introducing tighter border controls.

A day before a European summit on the migrant crisis, Slovenia’s president demanded immediate action from the EU and tempers flared at one overcrowded refugee center as thousands more asylum-seekers poured into the tiny Alpine nation. 

Two U.N. experts on the human rights of migrants warned Friday that force will not stop Europe’s migration crisis or deter smugglers.

"The leaders of Greece and other countries along the main migrant trail to affluent parts of Europe agreed late Sunday to set up holding camps for 100,000 asylum seekers, a move that Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said would help slow a chaotic flow of tens of thousands of people seeking shelter from war or simply better lives."

"A woman and two young children drowned, and seven people were missing, after an inflatable dinghy carrying dozens of migrants from Turkey hit rocks near the Greek island of Lesbos, the Greek authorities said on Sunday as fears rose of more deaths amid worsening weather conditions. An additional 53 people made it ashore after the dinghy sank shortly before dawn on Sunday in choppy waters on a very windy day, according to an official at the Greek Shipping Ministry. The dead children were 2 and 7 years old, and their ethnicity was not known, the official said."

Zain al-Abideen Majid’s father lifts him over a coil of glittering razor wire in the moonlit darkness of a Serbian farm, stretching to hand the boy to a relative on the other side. Though Zain is only 4, this is by no means his first surreptitious border crossing, and he remembers his father’s admonition at the very start of their journey, when they slipped from their homeland of Syria into Turkey: Don’t make a sound, or the guards will beat us. On this night, as Zain is passed over the wire from Serbia into Hungary, the barbs rip two bloody gashes in his right shin, like the flicks of a scalpel. He stays silent


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