EU approves migrant quota plan despite massive opposition

EU interior ministers have approved a relocation plan on distributing 120,000 refugees among member states. The Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary, voted against it, while Finland abstained.

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Hungary takes out ads to warn migrants

Hungary posted full-page advertisements in local Lebanese newspapers Monday warning refugees and migrants from illegally crossing into the country, two weeks after Denmark took out similar ads as Europe grapples with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

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Austrian far-right leader blames US, NATO for migrant crisis

The leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) has blamed the United States and the NATO Western military alliance for triggering the refugee crisis that has overwhelmed Europe.

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Ground Zero for migrants errupts in chaos

Keleti train station in Budapest, which has emerged as ground zero in Europe’s spiraling migration crisis, temporarily shut down its services on Tuesday under the strain of an influx of migrants trying to travel to Germany from Hungary.

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Greece asks for 3-year facility from EU, agrees to ‘quick reforms’

Greece has officially asked for a three-year loan facility from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and agreed to quick reforms, promising to present a new plan on July 9 at the latest.

“The loan will be used to meet Greece’s … Read the rest

Greece: Faint hopes for a last-minute deal over the weekend

BRUSSELS  — The latest developments involving Greece and its bailout negotiations:

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The eurozone’s top official, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, says new proposals from Greece came in too late for a proper assessment during the European … Read the rest