Western Balkans migrant route infographic
Graphic shows the route for refugees to western and northern Europe.
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Western Balkans migrant route

By Duncan Mil

August 26, 2015 - More than 110,000 migrants have entered Hungary -- part of Europe’s Schengen zone of passport-free travel -- this year, en route to the more affluent countries of Austria, Germany and Sweden. The crisis is set to hijack a summit in Vienna of leaders from the western Balkans region and Germany on Thursday.

Front-line states Austria and Italy, will present a five-point plan to tackle people-trafficking gangs.

The plan includes a "fairer" distribution of refugees around the EU, greater security cooperation, helping the countries where the migrants come from and a "pan-European asylum strategy".

PUBLISHED: 26/08/2015; STORY: Graphic News
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