France, Germany raise concerns over EU migrant redistribution plan




 
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June 1st, 2015  
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Topic: France, Germany raise concerns over EU migrant redistribution plan


By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Germany raised concerns on Monday over a European Commission plan to redistribute migrants reaching Italy and Greece, saying it must take better account of efforts they have already taken to help asylum-seekers. The European Commission proposed last week to ease pressure on Italy and Greece, which are struggling to deal with thousands of immigrants crossing the Mediterranean in flimsy boats from Libya, through an emergency scheme to redistribute 40,000 Syrian and Eritrean asylum-seekers throughout the European Union. Under the plan, Germany and France, two of the EU's biggest states, would together take nearly 40 percent of the 40,000 migrants.




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