Austria falls out with mighty neighbor Germany in refugee crisis




 
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Austria falls out with mighty neighbor Germany in refugee crisis
 
February 26th, 2016  
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Austria falls out with mighty neighbor Germany in refugee crisis
By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - In September, the leaders of Austria and Germany took one of the most pivotal decisions of Europe's refugee crisis, throwing open their borders to tens of thousands of migrants piling up in Hungary. The move by German conservative Angela Merkel and Austria's Werner Faymann, a Social Democrat, was an act of common purpose: two neighbors which share a difficult history were working together to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. In a sign of how deep Europe's divisions over refugees have become, Berlin and Vienna snipe at each other almost daily.




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