Please take time to read the full text of Junckers speech before the European Parliament, he speaks about history of refugees in europe in his speech Time for Honesty, Unity and Solidarity
or read the summary about it in The Guardian:
Excerpt of Junckers speech:
"That is something to be proud of and not something to fear.Europe today, in spite of many differences amongst its Member States, is by far the wealthiest and most stable continent in the world.
We have the means to help those fleeing from war, terror and oppression.I know that many now will want to say that this is all very well, but Europe cannot take everybody. It is true that Europe cannot house all the misery of the world. But let us be honest and put things into perspective.There is certainly an important and unprecedented number of refugees coming to Europe at the moment. However, they still represent just 0.11% of the total EU population." (approx. 508.191,116 people)
Further links: BBC
Please watch the video reportage by Jeremy Bowen reporting from an area of Syria that has been devastated by war, and deserted by families on BBC