With Bulgaria taking its turn in the rotating presidency, Sofia hosted the first informal meeting of EU interior ministers to launch talks on one of the most contentious issues within the bloc - the overhaul of Europe's system for granting asylum.

Plagued by profound disagreements over refugee reception rates and quotas, Thursday’s informal meeting of the Council of Interior Ministers have set June as a  deadline to hammer out a re-worked migrant asylum agreement.
"The goal set by the heads ...

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