Juncker will propose trebling of refugee quotas, up to 160,000

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A child from Syria looks inside a bus as the ferry 'Eleftherios Venizelos' is reflected on it, after its arrival at port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, carrying about 2500 Syrian refugees who landed on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Kos from Turkey, 04 September 2015. Some 20,000 refugees arrived on Greek islands last week.

Juncker will propose trebling of refugee quotas, up to 160,000


The Commission is weighing plans to expand the refugees quota by a factor of four, in order to oblige states to take in 160,000 from Italy, Greece and Hungary, as hundreds of thousands flee war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia toward Europe.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who in May proposed a binding set of quotas for states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece, will on Wednesday 9 September, during his first State of the Union address to ...


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