Dutch government supports EU Commission proposal on migrants

June 9, 2015 9:07 AM

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AMSTERDAM The Netherlands threw its support on Tuesday behind a proposal from the European Commission for EU member states to take in 40,000 migrants.

Germany and France last week expressed concern about the plan, announced by the Commission in May, that would have those countries absorb nearly 40 percent of some 40,000 Syrian and Eritrean migrants currently in Italy and Greece.

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