Austria has convened a meeting of 20 ministers from Balkans countries in Vienna today to consider plans to reduce the influx of migrants.
Austria’s Interior Minister Johanna Mikl Leitner said the objective was to stop the influx of migrants altogether. She said stopping the unprecedented influx would decide if the EU survived.
Austria offered Macedonia help in guarding its borders in the form of soldiers
Foreign and interior ministers from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia were invited to Vienna to attend the conference called “managing migration together.”
The Vienna conference marks the end of an era of Europe dominated by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, France’s Francois Hollande and Brussels, and the resurgence of national politics. But national politics need not mean selfish politics. It can, and in this contest does, mean, reasonable politics.