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Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria sign agreement on migrants

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Amid chaotic scenes at border crossings and train stations throughout Europe, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria have signed an agreement to adopt a common approach in dealing with the migrant and refugee crisis.

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The memorandum of understanding was signed Friday in the city of Ohrid, Macedonia by the interior ministers of Macedonia, Serbia and Austria, and the deputy interior minister of Hungary.

“We underlined here that global migration issues cannot be addressed by fragmented solutions,” said Macedonian Interior Minister Mitko Cavkov. “The document we signed represents a platform for our joint activities that will be specified at the upcoming meeting of EU interior ministers.”

Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner added that a common approach to the refugee crisis will yield a comprehensive solution that will deal not only with the crisis on the borders of the four countries, but also with the issue of adequate funding and humanitarian aid, as well as the need to crack down on human traffickers and organized crime that have been exploiting the crisis.

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