Austria, Germany Open Borders to Thousands of Migrants

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Austria and Germany opened their borders Saturday to thousands of migrants traveling by bus or train or on foot to cross Austria and continue their journey to Germany.

However, Hungary’s police chief said that authorities there would no longer provide bus transportation for migrants to the Austrian border, specifying that the service had been offered on a one-time-only basis.

The European Union member countries have been divided in the face of an unprecedented migrant influx. EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini warned that migrant inflow was “here to stay” and called for a unifying European approach to effectively respond to it.

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said that the migrants’ plight and the growing human cost was a “wake-up call” for Europe to resolve its biggest refugee crisis since World War II.

VOA

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