EU leaders scramble to halt refugee 'shambles'




 
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EU leaders scramble to halt refugee 'shambles'
 
September 18th, 2015  
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EU leaders scramble to halt refugee 'shambles'
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As hundreds of thousands of people risk lives to cross Europe's frontiers seeking a haven of peace, Europeans themselves have turned on each other with a venom that has stirred memories of their own long conflicts. The atmosphere in Brussels was "fetid", he said, when leaders agreed on Thursday to hold an emergency summit next week to stem a spiral of recrimination. Germany and other big powers could try to break ferocious resistance among smaller ex-Communist eastern states by forcing a vote to oblige them to take in mandatory quotas of refugees.




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