"We're not a migrant waiting room": Austria blasts Merkel and demands deportation summit

Hans Peter Doskizil claims the beleaguered German chancellor’s “welcoming” stance on refugees fleeing the Middle East is creating a new “attraction factor” for those hoping to relocate to Europe.

Mrs Merkel’s open door policy was persuading thousands of migrants to try and cross Austria in the belief they will be welcomed in Germany, he said.

But he accused EU superpowers of “burying their head in the sand” and called for a “summit on deportation”.

In an interview with Austria’s Krone newspaper, Mr Doskozil said: “It is a mystery to me why the right lessons have not been learned from the events of 2015.”