You know, they’re worried about that sticky situation of Islamic State jihadis infiltrating along with the migrants, and the ever present threat of islamization. That kind of stuff.
Published: 20 Jul 2015 17:44 GMT+02:00
Migration ministers from all 28 EU member states met on Monday in an attempt to finalize European Commission plans to resettle 40,000 refugees based in Italy and Greece and another 20,000 asylum seekers from outside of Europe.
“All EU member states have to be prepared to take their responsibility. This is the worst humanitarian crisis in our time,” Sweden’s migration minister Morgan Johansson told reporters when he arrived in Brussels.
But after several hours of talks, the European Commission’s plan to ask all EU member states to take in a proportion of the refugees remained in limbo as some nations asked for more time before committing to a set quota.
Sweden, which already accepts the most asylum seekers per capita in the EU, offered ahead of the meeting to relocate just over 1,800 migrants as part of the scheme. Germany, which takes the greatest number of refugees in real terms, has signed up to 12,000.