While the Syrian conflict has been the major driver of the migration, people have been fleeing war, abuses and poverty in other countries as well.
Pope Francis lamented the distinction made between refugees fleeing conflict and persecution and migrants escaping poverty, saying both deserve international protection.
Police are hunting the newest suspect believed to be involved in carnage that killed at least 129 people, after footage showed a third man in a car used by gunmen who opened fire at bars and restaurants in central Paris.
Ancient Roman wisdom offers a solution to the European refugee crisis.
The latest news as migrants make their way across Europe by the tens of thousands, fleeing war or seeking a better life.
Several hundred migrants who reached the border minutes before the deadline would still be allowed to enter Hungary for humanitarian reasons.
The 1-year-old boy, whose nationality was not made known, was found unconscious on a rubber dinghy which had broken down and went adrift late on Thursday.
Some countries were opposed, the Twitter post from the Luxembourg mission to the European Union indicated.
“As long as they follow this propaganda, they will have more refugees,” Assad said in an interview with Russian media.
West has undergone de-civilisation. It is on show in the unfolding refugee crisis
The EU has largely dithered in thrashing out a cohesive approach to the crisis with nations like Slovak, Serbia and several former Eastern Bloc countries rejecting mandatory quotas for distributing refugees among the bloc.
The night before, Hungary deployed a boxcar covered with razor wire to close a key border crossing along a railroad track that had been the main entry point for migrants.
“The refugee crisis will not simply go away,” Juncker told EU lawmakers, noting that some 500,000 migrants have entered Europe this year, many from conflict-torn Syria and Libya. “It is high time to act.”
The refugee tragedy unfolding in Europe is an opportunity for the Union to display leadership, affirm founding values.
The photograph of Aylan Kurdi has highlighted the issue of desperate migrants risking their lives to try to reach Europe.