The European Parliament approves refugee relocation program


President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz at a debate during a mini plenary session of the European parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 16 September 2015. Parliament focus mainly on outcome of 14 September's Justice and Home Affairs Council on both urgent and permanent measures to deal with the migration and refugees crisis.

The European Parliament approves refugee relocation program

Brussels. On Thursday, the European Parliament backed plans to relocate 120,000 refugees across member states to ease pressure on Greece (50,400), Hungary (54,000), and Italy (15,600).

On a Ministerial level, the disagreement remains with objections from Denmark, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia, and the ambiguous position of Poland. In the plenary debate on Wednesday, Luxembourg's Minister for Immigration and Asylum, Jean Asselborn, suggested the quotas may change. Speaking o...

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