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EU Plans New Refugee Centers as Influx Overwhelms Greece

  • Interior ministers recommit to refugee relocation system
  • Passport-free travel through much of EU seen at risk
Refugees arrive at the Greek island of Chios. With little more than 100 of a planned 160,000 asylum-seekers sent from Greece and Italy to future homes in other European countries and winter setting in, EU interior ministers said the record-setting influx threatens to overwhelm some governments.

Refugees arrive at the Greek island of Chios. With little more than 100 of a planned 160,000 asylum-seekers sent from Greece and Italy to future homes in other European countries and winter setting in, EU interior ministers said the record-setting influx threatens to overwhelm some governments.

Photographer: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

European Union governments acknowledged that policies to channel migration aren’t working, announcing new processing centers to deal with refugees who slip through Greece without being registered.

With little more than 100 of a planned 160,000 asylum-seekers sent from Greece and Italy to future homes in other European countries and winter setting in, EU interior ministers said the record-setting influx threatens to overwhelm some governments.