LUXEMBOURG – The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
Romania's president says the influx of refugees could spark a resurgence of racism in Europe which he says countries have a duty to reject.
President Klaus Iohannis spoke Thursday at an event to commemorate the Holocaust. Between 1940 and 1944, about 280,000 Jews and 11,000 Roma, or Gypsies, were killed during the pro-fascist regime of Romanian dictator Marshal Ion Antonescu.
Romania was one of four eastern European countries to oppose a European Union resettlement plan for 120,000 asylum-seekers but has since modified its stance.
Iohannis reasserted that Romania could overcome "this complicated situation" with refugees "and easily cope with it."