Macron proposes EU fund for communities that take refugees

Strasbourg (France) (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron proposed on Tuesday to create a European fund for communities that take in refugees in a bid to tackle one of the most politically toxic issues facing the EU.

“I propose creating a European programme that directly financially supports local communities that welcome and integrate refugees,” Macron said in a speech to the European Parliament outlining his vision for the bloc.

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