European Union Scraps Plan for Mandatory Acceptance of Migrants

The foreign ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia declined Germany's plan to relocate 160,000 migrants across 28 European nations.

By Published on September 14, 2015

Vienna — Four Central European nations rejected Germany’s call to create mandatory quotas for accepting migrants.

The foreign ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia declined German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s plan to relocate 160,000 migrants across 28 European nations.

Steinmeier said the migrant crisis is “possibly the biggest challenge for the European Union in its history. And it’s impossible for one country to deal with such a challenge.”

Germany, which accepts the most migrants of any EU nation, is pressing for the quotas. Steinmeier expects 40,000 migrants to arrive in Germany over the coming weekend and 800,000 this year.

Read the article “European Union Scraps Plan for Mandatory Acceptance of Migrants” on csmonitor.com.

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