EU fails to reach migrant settlement target

A migrant lies under a tent with the words, "We don't going back" written on it in Ventimiglia, Italy at the Italian-French border on June 20, 2015EU ministers failed to agree Monday on how to redistribute a total of 40,000 mostly Syrian and Eritrean migrants from overstretched Italy and Greece. The European Commission originally proposed the 40,000 figure after an unprecedented migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean in April that left nearly 800 people dead. EU leaders agreed on the figure in June but have been bitterly divided over how to reach it, first rejecting compulsory quotas and then squabbling with each other over how to redistribute them.


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