Europe’s Confused Response Leaves Migrants Scrambling for New Gateways

September 18, 2015 9:47 AM

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Europe’s Confused Response Leaves Migrants Scrambling for New Gateways

LONDON — Europe’s muddled response to the migration crisis continued to sow confusion and frustration on Friday, as throngs of asylum seekers poured into Croatia from Serbia even though most border crossings were officially closed, Hungary erected new barriers, and thousands of others sought new gateways into Western Europe.

Croatia, a relatively poor Balkan country that joined the European Union in 2013, had initially signaled that it would allow migrants, barred from entering neighboring Hungary, to pass. But when more than 11,000 people streamed into Croatia on Wednesday and Thursday, the government said it was movin...

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