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Friday, September 4th

Migration crisis: Germany presses Europe into sharing refugees “In a major policy speech on Europe’s worst migration emergency, Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European commission, is to table proposals next Wednesday for the mandatory sharing of 160,000 refugees between 25 of the EU’s 28 countries. Britain, Ireland and Denmark are exempted from having to take part, but Dublin has already agreed to participate and David Cameron is under increasing pressure for Britain to pull its weight as the migration crisis escalates with scenes of chaos and misery on Europe’s borders.”

(Also: the New York Times’ editorial Australia’s brutal treatment of migrants, and from the Atlantic Syria, Europe, and the boy on the beach

The Guardian