The challenge of convincing European leaders to accept asylum seekers within their borders has been compounded by the terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait at the end of June. Critics of the European Commission’s proposal for mandatory national quotas of refugees have seized this opportunity to exploit divisions between European states and force a disappointing compromise.
One outcome of the EU leaders’ summit at the end of June was a confusing plan that claims to be “mandatory” to relocate 40,000 asylum seekers across the EU while making the details per country “voluntary”. An article by the European edition of Politico explains how this highlights the concessions the Commission president made from his original bid for set national quotas.
Members of the European Union have been arguing over how to control the flow of thousands of refugees traveling from North Africa and the Middle East to European shores, often with deadly consequences.
Read the full Article: http://www.politico.eu/article/eu-migration-plan-asylum-refugees-eu-tusk-juncker-summit/