Migrant crisis: EU ministers to discuss 'distribution plan'
June 16 , 2015
EU’s interior ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss ways to deal with the migrant crisis at Europe’s doorstep, with thousands of migrants from Africa and Middle East making a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean every month.
A contentious proposal to distribute asylum seekers across all EU member states is on the agenda.
Around 1,800 migrants have died at sea in 2015, a massive increase in causalities from the same period last year. Most migrants start their journey from the shores of Libya, with the aim of reaching Italy.