Photos: Migrants Flow Through Europe as EU Makes Countries Take Refugees

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The Associated Press

The European Union has passed a deal that secures the distribution of 120,000 Middle Eastern and African migrants throughout the continent. The migrants, many stuck in interim nations before reaching what they hope to be their final destination, are now continuing those voyages as per the EU.

Officials from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and Hungary voted against the plan for migrants. Finland abstained from voting.

“If we fail to find the right solution in the long term, the migrant crisis could truly threaten the existence of the European Union,” Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar told Reuters. “But I am not a pessimist, I believe that we will find joint measures.”

Migrants continue to flow into the countries in an effort to escape radical Islamic groups like the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) or brutal dictators. Many have been identified as immigrants, however, seeking only better economic opportunities but taking advantage of the flow of refugees from places like Iraq and Syria to enter Europe.

Croatia closed its borders with Serbia over the weekend due to a huge influx in migrant crossings. A massive clash broke out between authorities and migrants along the Hungary-Serbia border.

Hungarian authorities reopened the border with Serbia on Monday.