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Migrant crisis: EU to announce plans for quotas

  • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is due to announce plans to tackle the migrant wave which has thrown European policy into disarray.

    Under the proposals, 120,000 additional asylum seekers will be distributed among EU nations, with binding quotas.

    Germany, the main destination for many migrants, supports quotas, but some EU countries oppose a compulsory system.

    Juncker's plans expand upon quotas for the relocation of 40,000 migrants in Italy and Greece proposed in May -- though governments only actually agreed to take 32,000. (Source: IANS)