Sympathy Pushes EU Toward Solidarity On Refugee Crisis
European countries are taking a more generous approach to refugees, which could lead to more support for an EU-wide solution to the crisis.By Mari Jo Valero | September 7, 2015
The welcome signs are up as the U.K., France and Germany promise to increase the number of refugees they will accept, in an effort to ease the refugee crisis striking Europe.
The United Nations estimates more than 300,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean to get to Europe in 2015, often fleeing countries stricken by violence and civil war.
The leader of this solidarity movement is none other than Europe's biggest economy, Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged European leaders to help solve the refugee crisis with “fairness and solidarity.”