Progress on migrant relocation as naval mission launched

A draft accord from the European Union would relocate 40,000 refugees “in clear need of international protection” and who are at present in Greece and Italy, according to a draft document obtained by ANSA Monday. EU members were expected to agree on the “temporary and exceptional” relocation to other European countries “by the end of July”, according to the draft. […]

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Mogherini presents EU migrant plan to UN. 'EU can absorb all the migrants' says Mattarella

EU Foreign Affairs High Representative Federica Mogherini told the UN Security Council Monday that “migrants and refugees won’t be sent back”. “I want to be clear on this,” she said. “The Geneva Convention will be fully respected”. Taking action on the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean “is a moral duty, and we’re here to act”. “An exceptional situation requires exceptional […]

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