EU relocation program doesn’t work

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Refugees from Syria arrive at the coast of Mytilini, Lesvos island, on a dinghy after crossing from Turkey, on 10 September 2015.

EU Member States have relocated just 0.17% of the asylum seekers they promised to welcome four months ago


The EU relocation program doesn’t work, as according to British daily the Guardian, EU countries have relocated just 0.17% of the asylum seekers they promised to welcome four months ago.

In September, after numerous negotiation rounds, the majority of the European Home Affairs Ministers endorsed the relocation of just 160,000 refugees from Italy and Greece to the rest of the EU countries.

However, according to the European Commission, only 272 Syrians and Eritreans have been formally reloc...


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