EU plan to redistribute migrants strains solidarity

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The European Union’s executive Commission will propose this week redistributing migrants more evenly, opposed by some in the bloc, to ease the burden on Italy and other members facing an influx.

The Commission is set to unveil on Wednesday its long-awaited European Agenda on Migration which will call for an overhaul of EU policies.

Source-UNHCR

Source-UNHCR

Italy and other southern EU states are clamouring for EU help to deal with thousands of migrants reaching Europe by boat from Libya. Pressure for action intensified last month when around 800 migrants drowned after a Mediterranean shipwreck.

The proposals need approval from all the EU’s 28 governments — which is far from certain.

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