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EU Demands Member States Meet ‘Obligation’ to Take Migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s landmark migrant plan to share 160,000 refugees in Italy and Greece among their EU partners is likely to result in less than 40,000 people finding new homes by the September deadline. EU Migration Commissioner


Slovakia Wants EU to Draft Alternative Plan to Migrant Quotas

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovakia wants the European Union to drop a proposal to distribute asylum seekers and start working on an alternative plan, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Friday, repeating his view that a permanent quota system was politically

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EU Demands Slovakia Welcome MORE Migrants Before Taking Presidency

(Reuters) – Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on Thursday Slovakia’s failure to admit its quota of 1,500 refugees under a European Union plan would hobble its ability to lead when it assumes the rotating EU presidency in July. Asselborn,

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Slovenia To Receive First Migrants From EU Forced Relocation Quotas

(Reuters) – Slovenia is due to receive the first 30 refugees and migrants from Greece under the European Union migrant relocation scheme, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. EU leaders in September approved the transfer of about 160,000 asylum seekers

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Poland Slams EU Migrant Quota Proposal, Says It ‘Makes No Sense’

(Reuters) – A European Commission proposal to systematically distribute asylum seekers across the EU “makes no sense” and violates member countries’ rights, Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, the European Commission proposed a system of

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Greece Says EU Migrant Sharing Is ‘Absolute Emergency’

(AFP) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday demanded the “urgent” relocation of thousands of refugees to other EU countries, as neighbouring Macedonia further tightened a border blockade trapping them in his country. He made the call on the

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Slovakia Says Migrant Quota System Not Working, Urges Rethink

Reuters – Slovakia’s foreign minister said on Friday the very low percentage of migrants so far relocated to European Union member states under the bloc’s compulsory quota system showed it was not working and he called for a rethink. Eastern

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