Europe split on migrant crisis on eve of Brussels talks

A migrant holds a flower as she waits for buses at Miratovac villageBy Tsvetelia Tsolova and Maja Zuvela SOFIA/RIGONCE, Slovenia (Reuters) – European leaders traded threats and reprimands on Saturday as thousands more migrants and refugees streamed into the Balkans on the eve of European Union talks aimed at agreeing on urgent action to tackle the crisis. Concern is growing about hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving in Europe, many from war zones in the Middle East, and camping in western Balkan countries in ever colder conditions as winter approaches. More than 680,000 migrants and refugees have crossed to Europe by sea so far this year, fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, according to the International Organization for Migration.

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