A great number of European countries are sealing its borders, indicating that Europe’s unification on the refugee crisis is significantly fragmented.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to salvage its open door-policy as Balkan routes see closed doors from growing numbers of EU countries.
Four anti-immigration eastern European countries demanded for new EU policies by the following month. Hungary’s zero-immigration might be imported to the Balkans to seal Macedonia’s border. This would clog refugee numbers in Greece until they are deported back to Turkey.
The planned bottleneck could cause a security and humanitarian emergency within days from Greece. It would be cut off from the Schengen free-travel zone due to the bottleneck. Greece’s failure to secure the maritime border for Turkish immigrants may have it face temporary eviction from Schengen.
Support for Merkel’s policy is fading. Austria announced stiffer border controls this February. It said it would limit migrant entry to 3,200 daily from Friday.
According to a European Commissioner, “you can’t have 20 EU countries refusing to take in refugees.”
Merkel’s policies are also under fire from Germans despite many voicing out providing support for refugees affected by war, terror and prosecution.