Friday, June 26, 2015

Europe migrant crisis: How are countries coping?

By Laurence Peter

BBC News

2 hours ago
From the section Europe

Many migrants were blocked earlier in June at the French-Italian border

Europe's migration crisis affects EU member states in different ways - so it is proving difficult to agree on common rules.
The influx of migrants into southern Europe has escalated, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as conflict in many parts of Africa. More than 150,000 have arrived this year - far more than in the first half of last year.

The EU is struggling with shifting migration patterns, creating particular problems for individual countries. How are they coping?

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