Urgent meetings on Europe's migrant crisis

  • 01/09/2015
Urgent meetings on Europe's migrant crisis

The European Union's calling for urgent meetings to discuss the migrant crisis gripping the continent.

German chancellor Angela Merkel expects the number of migrant seekers to quadruple to 800,000 in 2016. She says the load of migrants needs to be shared across Europe, referring to the 175km razor wire fence on the Hungarian border.

Many asylum seekers who cross over into Hungary are making the most of a passport-free agreement in Europe, meaning once they make it into Hungary, they can enter any western European country without a passport - except Britain and Ireland.

Meanwhile, police across the UK are being urged to consider the work of psychics and clairvoyants as well as witches as they investigate cases.

Europe correspondent Melissa Davies joined Paul Henry this morning to discuss the issue.

Watch the video for the full interview.