Greek police officers stand guard behind two men and two children demonstrating between railway tracks as they wait with other migrants and refugees to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni on 7 December
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Migrant crisis to dominate EU summit

The ongoing migrant crisis will dominate discussion when leaders of the 28 member states of the European Union gather in Brussels on Thursday at the start of a two-day summit.

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the crisis was a truly "historic test" for Europe.

On the eve of the summit the BBC's Europe editor Katya Adler takes a look back at what some have dubbed the year of the migrant in Europe.

  • 17 Dec 2015
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