EU falls short of redistribution target for migrants
July 21 , 2015
EU has fallen short of its own target to agree to redistribute 40,000 migrants currently stranded in Greece and Italy. Ministers from the EU agreed to start the relocation process for a little over 32,000 migrants from October, during a meeting in Brussels. Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EU home affairs commissioner, said the “remaining 8,000 will be allocated by the end of this year”.
An estimated 150,000 migrants, escaping conflict and poverty, have landed in Europe so far in 2015. Most have arrived in Italy and Greece and are staying in overcrowded migrant camps.