The European Commission's mandatory relocation plan cannot work without welfare support, the experience of the Baltic States indicates.

The EU is struggling to implement the mandatory relocation of 160,000 refugees that was agreed upon in September 2015. Only 7,000 refugees have been resettled over the last year. So far, the tiny quota assigned to the Baltic States has proven irrelevant. Iraqi and Syrian refugees move to richer EU member states as soon as they have the chance, Reuters reports...

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