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EU migrant crisis

Deepening divisions among EU members

Planned distribution of asylum seekers sets right-wing nationalist/populist politicians against pan-European humanitarians

POLITICAL DILEMMA: Refugees at a makeshift refugee camp at the Hungarian border with Serbia. There is a growing recognition that Schengen can only function if its outermost borders are secure - and mounting evidence that they are not.


THE European Union's decision on Tuesday to distribute 120,000 asylum seekers among member states - forced through by a majority vote over bitter objections from four eastern members - underlined the bloc's widening cleavages.

Nearly half-a-million migrants and refugees have...

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