Hotspots Europe Debates Initial Reception Centers for Refugees

Angela Merkel is hoping that a proposal for more reception centers in areas where refugees land at Europe's external borders will ease the influx into Germany. Unfortunately, it's unlikely to happen anytime soon.
A 90-year-old warms herself by a fire at the increasingly overwhelmed Moria camp on the island of Lesbos on Oct. 23, 2015 in Mitilini, Greece.

A 90-year-old warms herself by a fire at the increasingly overwhelmed Moria camp on the island of Lesbos on Oct. 23, 2015 in Mitilini, Greece.

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Graphic: Refugees hotspots in the Aegean and the Balkans.

Graphic: Refugees hotspots in the Aegean and the Balkans.

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