German police forces had to intervene when believers broke into a fight over religious differences at a refugee camp last month. Authorities said three people were injured in the brawl between two groups that constituted at least 100 people in the asylum near Dresden. Close to 30 police personnel were required to break up the fight between 40 Afghans and 60 others of various nationalities. Reportedly, one of the Afghans instigated the fight and after sustaining injuries, he had to be treated before being taken into custody.
After the incident, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić spoke at the summit, involving the European Union and Balkan Nations, saying a comprehensive solution needs to be found to Europe’s migration crisis. He later travelled to Brussels to meet with leaders of other countries who have also been struggling to cope with hundreds and thousands of refugees that have been pouring in from the Middle East. Stressing that the talks would be hard and not pleasant, Vucic said Serbia is not afraid of its responsibilities and would not put up any walls as of now. However, he also clarified that Serbia would not like to be the only option for people migrating if countries further west decide to close their doors.
Jean Claude Juncker, president of the European Union commission, said that the Balkan Nations as well as Greece would increase their reception capacity to 100,000 refugees.
“Where national capacities fall short the EU civil protection mechanism [the states] should provide more temporary shelter,” affirmed Juncker. In Greece alone, Athens promised that the reception capacity would be increased to 30,000 by the end of the year, with the United Nations providing capacity for 20,000 more.”
As many as 250,000 people have passed the Balkans since September this year and the flow is not expected to reduce because of the encroaching winters. Croatia stated that a record number of 11,500 migrants had sought refuge in the country in a single day and this happened to be the highest number of people to have entered Croatia ever in one 24-hour period. Migrants have turned to Croatia after Hungary installed a barbed-wire fence along its border with Serbia. Mainly traveling from Turkey to Greece and then moving northwards to Serbia and Macedonia before entering Croatia and moving on to Austria and Slovenia, most migrants are aiming to reach Germany and Scandinavia.
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