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The Latest: Romanian president says refugee crisis could spark racism which Europe must reject

  • An Afghan refugee wrapped in a blanket walks by the sea after he and others arrived late in the night on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, early Thursday, Oct. 8 , 2015. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the European Union this year, seeking sanctuary or jobs and sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    An Afghan refugee wrapped in a blanket walks by the sea after he and others arrived late in the night on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, early Thursday, Oct. 8 , 2015. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the European Union this year, seeking sanctuary or jobs and sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)  (The Associated Press)

  • People help a wheelchair user board a train with others, heading towards Serbia, at the transit camp for refugees near the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Several thousand migrants and refugees enter daily from Greece into Macedonia on their way through the Balkans towards the more prosperous European Union countries. More than 500,000 people have arrived this year in EU seeking sanctuary or jobs, sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    People help a wheelchair user board a train with others, heading towards Serbia, at the transit camp for refugees near the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Several thousand migrants and refugees enter daily from Greece into Macedonia on their way through the Balkans towards the more prosperous European Union countries. More than 500,000 people have arrived this year in EU seeking sanctuary or jobs, sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

  • A girl in a raincoat arrives at the transit camp for refugees near the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, after crossing the border from Greece, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Several thousand migrants and refugees enter daily from Greece into Macedonia on their way through the Balkans towards the more prosperous European Union countries. More than 500,000 people have arrived this year in EU seeking sanctuary or jobs, sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    A girl in a raincoat arrives at the transit camp for refugees near the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, after crossing the border from Greece, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Several thousand migrants and refugees enter daily from Greece into Macedonia on their way through the Balkans towards the more prosperous European Union countries. More than 500,000 people have arrived this year in EU seeking sanctuary or jobs, sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

11:10 a.m.

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."