EU meeting to discuss refugee flows along Western Balkan route


European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called an EU leaders’ meeting in Brussels on Sunday to discuss refugee flows along the Western Balkan route.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will join government leaders from Austria, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

“In view of the unfolding emergency in the countries along the Western Balkans migratory route, there is a need for much greater cooperation, more extensive consultation and immediate operational action,” a statement issued by Juncker’s office on Wednesday said.

“The objective of the meeting will be to agree common operational conclusions which could be immediately implemented,” it said.