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Austria caps migrants, agrees to ‘cooperate better’ with Greece

February 19
18:36 2016

Austria introduced a daily cap on asylum-seekers, sparking EU fears of a domino effect along the Balkan migrant trail and a threat from Greece to veto an accord keeping Britain in the bloc. A maximum of 80 migrants per day are now being allowed to claim asylum in Austria, and Vienna is also limiting the daily number of people transiting through to seek asylum elsewhere to 3,200. The arrival of more than a million refugees and migrants in Europe last year has caused a chain reaction of border clampdowns among several member states.

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