Wednesday, May 27, 2015

EU asks member states to admit 40,000 Syrian, Eritrean asylum seekers

The EU on Wednesday asked its member states to admit over the next two years 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who have already landed in Italy and Greece.

"We... have a proposal for an emergency mechanism to relocate 40,000 asylum seekers to other European (member) states," home affairs commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told a press conference.

"Syrians and Eritreans will be relocated from Italy and Greece to other European Union member states over a period of two years," he said.


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  1. The European Commission has called on EU member states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who land in Italy and Greece over the next two years....

    Germany, France and Spain would receive the most migrants under the Commission's latest plan.

    The idea of using quotas to resettle those who have made it to Europe has caused controversy in some EU states.

    The UK government says that it will not take part in such a system.

    France, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia and Estonia have also all voiced concerns, and a final decision will be taken by EU governments after a vote by MEPs.

    Denmark has the right to opt out of the plan while Ireland and the UK can decide whether they wish to opt in.....BBC


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