Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Trains carrying hundreds of asylum seekers reach Vienna as Austrian authorities give up applying EU asylum rules

Via Carl

 Migrants exit a train coming from Hungary at the railway station in Vienna.

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.

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