MEPs give go-ahead to relocate an additional 120,000 asylum seekers in the EU
EU News 253/2015
An emergency proposal to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers from Italy, Greece and Hungary among EU member states was backed by Parliament on Thursday. The first temporary emergency rules for relocating an initial 40,000 over two years from Italy and Greece only were approved by Parliament on 9 September.
Parliament’s backing in record time of the European Commission’s 9 September proposal to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers sends a clear signal to EU home affairs ministers, who meet again on Tuesday 22 September, that it is high time to act and finally agree on this second emergency scheme.
Debate on the conclusions of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on migration (14 September 2015).© European Union 2015 - EP URL