Recorded 156.000 migrants entered the European Union in August, the European Frontex border agency announced on Tuesday, bringing the total number of migrants arriving in Europe from the Middle East and from Africa this year to more than 500.000.
Comparison works, 2014. 280.000 migrants arrived in the EU. August is the fifth consecutive record month, notes Frontex.
Interior ministers were not able to agree on the allocation of refugee quotas by member states on Monday, but there is a primary consensus on the 120.000 migration allocation, while the concurrence of such consent will be discussed again at the next regular meeting of the Interior Ministry 8. October in Luxembourg.
"The vast majority of member states agreed in principle on the allocation of refugees, but we do not have the support of all," said Luxembourg's Foreign Minister, and the Asylum and Migration Issues, Jean Asselborn.
Instead of the conclusions of the EU Council, only the conclusions of the Luxembourg Presidency have been published, which states that there is a primary consensus on the allocation of refugees.
Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kalinak said that against the quota were the countries of the Visegrad Group - Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, and Romania, Latvia and the United Kingdom.
Croatian Minister Ranko Ostojić was disappointed that there was no agreement. He stressed Croatia's readiness to contribute to the resolution of the refugee crisis. "Croatia as a small country proves that it can make a significant contribution, and that is what we expect from other countries," he said.
On Tuesday, Hungary sealed its border with Serbia as new and stricter rules on the admission of migrants came into force. Several hundred migrants remain Tuesday on the Serbian side of the border.
Hungarian police announced that it is a symbolic threshold of 200.000 migrants who have been from the beginning of 2015. entered the country over. According to data published on Tuesday, 200.778 migrants came to Hungary from 1. January, largely across the border with Serbia.
A record number of 9380 migrants entered Hungary on Monday, the day before the entry into force of a new sharp law that punishes the illegal crossing of the border with an imprisonment sentence of up to three years.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees expressed concern about the Hungarian standpoint for refugees, and Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is considered by the ousting force in the European Union because of his stubborn stance on this issue, repeated Monday his claims that Middle East migrants could endanger European lifestyle.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban believes that most of these migrants are not refugees but economic migrants. He announced that his government could announce an emergency on Tuesday because of the influx of migrants.
After the official Budapest has tightened border measures towards refugees who flock to the Western and northern European countries via the Balkans, a smaller number of migrants entered Austria on Tuesday, the Austrian police said.
"The night was a bit quieter. From midnight until this morning, 1800 people came in, "a spokesman for the Austrian police in Burgenland said.
Just a day earlier, on Monday, before the Hungarian barbed wire fence literally "sealed" its border, in the eastern part of Austria, across the border town of Nickelsdorf, the record-breaking 15.700 people entered.
Despite control of the border with Austria, the 4537 asylum seeker entered the train in Germany on Monday, a report said on Tuesday. With their arrival, the number of asylum seekers who have arrived in Germany since the beginning of the month increased to 91.823, police spokeswoman Potsdam said.
For now, there is not enough reliable data to reflect Serbia's application of the strict laws Hungary applies since Tuesday to migrants. It is reported that about a thousand refugees are currently moving to Serbia, and last night around 1200 came from Greece via Macedonia to the pre-emptive center in Miratovački polje,