Rift on refugees spurs solidarity vs security risk to Europe's unity

October 25, 2015 9:42 AM

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Rift on refugees spurs solidarity vs security risk to Europe's unity

BRUSSELS A rift over Europe's response to the sudden arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees is leading some in Brussels to voice fears for the future of the European Union.

The 28-nation bloc is torn between solidarity and security as governments struggle to cope with an influx of people fleeing war and oppression in Syria, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa, which is fuelling a political backlash in many countries.

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