Quotas aim to stem flow of migrants into Western Europe

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An Afghan refugee wrapped in a blanket sits in the rain waiting for a permission to cross the border from Macedonia into Serbia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski) An Afghan refugee wrapped in a blanket sits in the rain waiting for a permission to cross the border from Macedonia into Serbia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

New regulations have been set for refugees on the route through the Balkans to western Europe.

Austria has set a daily cap of 3,200 migrants allowed to enter and limited daily asylum claims at 80. It also increased the number of security checks at borders with Slovenia, Italy, and Hungary.

The European Union said the new measures violate EU law. CCTV’s Natalie Carney reports on the new regulations.

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Quotas aim to stem flow of migrants to Western Europe

Quotas aim to stem flow of migrants to Western Europe

The European Union called the new measures a violation of EU law. CCTV's Natalie Carney reports on the new regulations.


Josh Walker on implications of the migrant quotas

Josh Walker is director of global programs at APCO Worldwide, a public affairs practice. He joined CCTV America to talk about whether Austria’s new cap on migrants was the best plan of action, what will happen if other countries close their borders or introduce quotas, and what’s in store for the EU’s border-free Schengen zone.

Josh Walker on implications of the migrant quotas

Josh Walker on implications of the migrant quotas

Josh Walker is the director of global programs at APCO Worldwide, a public affairs practice. He joined CCTV America to talk about whether Austria's new cap on migrants was the best plan of action, what will happen if other countries close their borders or introduce quotas, and what's in store for the EU's border-free Schengen zone.