Greece’s caretaker government chartered two extra ferries and sent additional staff to Lesbos to speed up the registration and ease overcrowding on the island, where more than 20,000 refugees and migrants had been living after arriving on dinghies from the nearby Turkish coast.
“We are not going to take a portion of the 160,000 asylum seekers to be distributed”, Denmark’s Politiko web portal quoted Inger Stojberg as saying.
The EU quota plans must be approved by a majority of EU states, and Berlin said it was open to a special EU refugee summit ahead of the next scheduled EU summit on October 14. However, the Danish People’s Party (DPP) has called for further measures, including potentially leaving Europe’s border-control-free Schengen zone.
Thousands more have sought to get on to trains leaving the Hungarian capital, Budapest, for Vienna.
Some migrants said it was so bad that they wanted to return across the border to Serbia, but Hungarian police wouldn’t let them. Their sneakers were caked with mud, their hats and hoods dripping with rain. “We are waiting patiently for some of them to agree to that and stick their heads out of the trains”. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel informed lawmakers on Thursday that Germany had acquired about 450,000 migrants and refugees this yr, together with greater than 100,000 in August.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is poised to step up his efforts to get a faster response from the 28 member nations to the migrant crisis.
Romania has been asked to accept 6,351 people.
“It is obvious that there is a need for joint European solutions and there is a need for a better and wider distribution of these people in Europe“, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, a spokesperson for the Danish government, said Wednesday.
With battle lines drawn, the scene is set for an ugly confrontation when European Union interior ministers meet September 14.
She says Danes know it’s illegal.
The Danish government has strongly indicated that it doesn’t want to harbor migrants. “One could also say a drop in the ocean that won’t solve everything”.
Denmark’s DSB rail operator said trains to and from Germany had been suspended for an indefinite period because of exceptional passport checks.
The 240 or so others were allowed to disembark late Wednesday without police intervening. There was no immediate reaction from the Danish government.
Faced by throngs of refugees seeking to travel through Denmark to reach Sweden – part of a wave of migrants putting Europe’s migration system to the test – Danish police have said they will allow them to move freely. Rodby is the point where train ferries arrive in Denmark from Germany.