A possible deal between the EU and Turkey on the escalating migrant crisis is high on the agenda as leaders from the 28 member states of the European Union prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday and Friday – the fourth one this year to focus on the refugee crisis.
NATO’s secretary-general warned of intensified Russian military activities in the Syria conflict on Thursday, ahead of a meeting of the alliance’s defense chiefs in Brussels as Russian warships launched cruise missile strikes against insurgent targets in Syria.
Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has warned that the massive influx of refugees from the war-torn Middle East and Afghanistan is risking the stability of the continent as the region stares at the most dire demographic implosion in decades.
Hungary closed down a key border crossing from Serbia overnight on Monday, leaving thousands of migrants stranded. Hundreds of migrants spent the night in the open at the border crossing in Horgos after officials finished fortifying a 108-mile border fence preventing migrants from getting through to the European Union.
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