The European Commission is once again shrouding itself with the veil of controversy, as it will make a proposal that EU member states should only accept refugees under a quota scheme, a move welcomed by countries such as Germany, Italy and Malta.
The United Nations estimates that over 60,000 people have already tried to cross the Mediterranean this year, resulting in the highest number of fatalities yet as more than 1,800 migrants have died this year in the Mediterranean, a 20-fold increase on ...


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