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    European Commission Claims Cologne Attacks Unrelated to Refugee Crisis

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    Europe Sees Wave of Sex Attacks Amid Migrant Crisis (40)
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    The European Commission (EC) believes there was no link between sexual assaults in German's Cologne and the ongoing refugee crisis, UK media reported Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Hundreds of criminal complaints were filed by women in Cologne and other cities across Germany accusing small groups of purportedly Arab and North African men of robbing, threatening or sexually assaulting them on New Year’s Eve.

    Over a million migrants entered the European Union in 2015, according to international organizations' estimates.

    According to an internal record of the European Commission’s weekly cabinet meeting from January 13, obtained by The Telegraph, the Cologne attacks were "a matter of public order and were not related to the refugee crisis."

    Jean-Claude Juncker denied accusations by some EU leaders that the European Commission was unable to guarantee European integration and safety within the Schengen area, the record revealed.

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    Europe Sees Wave of Sex Attacks Amid Migrant Crisis (40)

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