Refugees cross into Germany after torturous journey from war-torn countries.
Europe’s refugee crisis is the story gripping the world.
We have seen incredible pictures showing tens of thousands of refugees in Greece – all the way to Germany – risking everything to escape war and persecution.
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A deeply disturbing yet now iconic photo of a three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned on a Turkish beach, has become a symbol of their plight.
But scenes of thousands of refugees arriving in Germany – a dream destination for many – have provided some relief.
Still, confusion continues as European leaders remain divided over how to deal with the large number of refugees. They are yet to put forward a concrete or unified plan.
Hungary has taken a tough approach, while France and Germany are pushing for a common EU asylum system, with a permanent quota for each country.
The EU’s current migration policies seem to be crumbling.
So is Europe entering a brand new era of border policy? Who is in control and will it work?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Jeff Crisp – Honorary Adviser at Refugees International and former head of policy development at UNHCR.
Gauri Van Gulik – Deputy Director, Amnesty International in Europe and Central Asia.
Demetrios Papademtriou – co-founder and President of the Migration Policy Institute Europe.