EU unveils 'bold' plan to share 160,000 refugees

September 9, 2015 9:26 AM

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EU unveils 'bold' plan to share 160,000 refugees

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled major plans Wednesday to force the bloc to share 160,000 refugees and ease the pressure on border states from the worst migration crisis since World War II.

With Greece and Hungary struggling to cope, Juncker urged Europe to look to its history and not be afraid of his "bold" proposals for compulsory quotas for refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and elsewhere.

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