European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a speech during the European People's Party congress in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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European Union and Balkan leaders hold emergency talks on Europe's refugee crisis Sunday amid threats from three front-line states to close their borders if northern EU countries stop accepting migrants.The mini-summit called by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, groups the heads of ten EU nations including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, plus the leaders of Albania, Serbia and Macedonia. The EU is facing record arrivals with more than 47,500 people in the last week entering Slovenia, which has a population of just two million, and 48,000 entering Greece, which has a population of 11 million, according to official figures.Some countries fear this approach will take the focus away from frontier control, which EU leaders agreed needed to be the central to their efforts in a statement after a full summit of all 28 EU on Oct. 15 .
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