It was an unusually calm and sunny day on a Friday morning in the sleepy, northern city of Utrecht.
At 6:30 a.m., police, firefighters and emergency services were called to a building in the town of Aartien in the Netherlands.
A number of people were lying in the hallways and there was a lot of smoke.
But the firefighters were quick to put out the flames, saving a lot more lives than they had the night before.
“The fire was caused by a burning couch,” said one of the firefighters, Thomas de Rooij.
“It was a very small one.
And the fire was quickly extinguished.”
The Dutch fire service is a division of the country’s fire service, which operates in about 20 countries in the EU.
They have a reputation for being highly efficient, but they also have to deal with people fleeing violence and war, the lack of a functioning bureaucracy and the countrys heavy immigration policies.
In 2015, the country had a population of about 6 million.
It is now home to around 10 million.
But while the numbers have gone up in the last two years, the Dutch are still far behind many of their neighbors in the rest of the EU, which is already seeing record migration.
The Netherlands has the highest number of asylum seekers per capita in the European Union.
It has one of Europes most restrictive asylum policies and, with the help of a generous welfare system, has managed to keep the country at the forefront of the fight against immigration.
“I’m glad that we’re still in the game, that we can keep the pressure on,” said Van der Brug, the fire service chief.
“But the game is changing.
This is a game changer.
It’s changing the balance of power in Europe.”
The Netherlands is not alone in the region.
According to the United Nations, the EU has welcomed around two million refugees and migrants in the past three years.
Many of those refugees and immigrants are coming from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, and many of them are now being turned away by their host countries.
They are also being turned back at the border to avoid deportation, which has become a major issue in the migrant crisis.
A recent study found that almost half of the refugees and asylum seekers who arrived in Europe in 2015 had been refused entry by their countries of origin.
The number of refugees who entered the country in 2016 was almost the same as in 2015.
According for the UN’s refugee agency, the total number of migrants and refugees in the entire EU rose by more than 4.5 million last year.
Many countries in Europe are facing problems with their borders.
A major one is Greece.
The country has been dealing with a massive influx of migrants in recent years, many of whom have landed in the Aegean Sea and are heading for northern Europe.
The crisis has put Greece’s economy at risk, with unemployment among the highest in the world.
The Greek government has also been facing criticism from some European governments, especially after it announced that it will not accept any more refugees.
But some argue that the country is actually in a better position than other countries to cope with the influx of refugees.
“We are a country that has to adapt, adapt to the challenges, and we have to be ready to take on the challenges,” said Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.
“If we do not have the capacity to do so, then we cannot be an economic powerhouse, because the future is bleak.”
He said the Greek government was also considering ways to manage the flow of migrants into the country.
Greece is also facing criticism for the high number of arrivals in the country from Syria.
According the United Nation’s refugee office, there were more than 6 million Syrians in Greece last year, about a quarter of them children.
The majority of them were Syrians who had fled from war-torn Syria.
They were arriving in Greece on tourist visas.
The government has been forced to accept them on a number of different occasions.
But recently, officials have been under pressure to take steps to stem the tide of migrants.
The first such action was the closure of the border with Macedonia.
But it was also followed by an increase in the number of border guards and the closure and relocation of the entire border area.
“You have a number, a lot, of refugees coming from all over Europe, and some of them have been coming to Greece,” said German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere.
“There is a need to be prepared, but you have to make it clear to them that it’s okay to come.”
But it seems that even those steps have been insufficient.
As of January, the Greek immigration authority said that the number had risen by almost 6,000 migrants and that the backlog was approaching 10,000.
So far this year, the number is still at a level of more than 7,000 people.
“As we approach the winter, we’re going to be able