Trains carrying hundreds of asylum seekers reach Vienna as Austrian authorities give up applying EU asylum rules
Trains carrying hundreds of asylum seekers and migrants
have started arriving in Vienna after Austrian authorities appeared to
give up trying to apply European Union rules by filtering out those who
had already claimed asylum in Hungary.
In the latest twist in a
humanitarian and political crisis that is now testing the survival of
both Europe's open-border regime and its asylum rules, Hungary allowed
the people, many of them fleeing Syria's civil war, to cram into at
least four trains leaving Budapest for Austria or Germany.