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40,000 migrants will be relocated to EU member states

  • Leaders of the European Union (EU) have reached an agreement over relocating 40,000 migrants who have arrived in Greece and Italy.

    These migrants, mostly from Africa and the Middle East, will be relocated to EU member states over the next two years, according to Donald Tusk, the chairman of the EU summit.

    But no mandatory quota for individual countries was announced.

    According to the UN refugee agency, 63,000 migrants have reached Greece by sea in 2015, and 62,000 have arrived in Italy.

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