Europe split over closing Greek borders to migrants – CNBC

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The anti-Islam PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West ) movement staged protests across Europe last week, with a refugee center in Prague torched by Molotov cocktails, injuring one.

And this past weekend, after the EU requested that Greece build ‘hotspots’ or refugees centers, to process the surge of migrants arriving on the chain of islands facing the Turkish coast, Greek police clashed violently with protesters on the island of Kos outside one of the construction sites for these hotspots, reported The Telegraph.

Slovenia announced Sunday that it is clamping down on the number of migrants it will allow to enter the country. Austria, also hardening its stance in recent weeks, is expected to announce a daily cap on the number of migrants allowed to enter the country via its main border crossing with Slovenia, according to the AFP.

The EU meetings in Brussels this week promise to be strained – with both migration and the Brexit, the possibility of Britain exiting the EU – on the agenda.

Europe split over closing Greek borders to migrants – CNBC