Germany to push for compulsory EU quotas

  • Germany is to push for more ambitious and extensive European Union (EU) policies on the refugee crisis, with compulsory and permanent quotas for sharing the distribution of thousands migrants, the media reported on Friday. The plans, being prepared in Berlin and Brussels, are certain to trigger bitter resistance and major clashes within the EU. Berlin backs European commission plans to make the proposed scheme “permanent and binding”. But up to 15 of 28 EU countries are opposed. The plans will apply only to countries which are under EU’s passport-free Schengen zone. (Source: IANS)