EU urges solidarity on migrant wave, plans to enforce asylum rules

May 13, 2015 11:18 AM

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EU urges solidarity on migrant wave, plans to enforce asylum rules

Migrants settle in the dock of HMS Bulwark collected by the British Royal Navy who are continuing their Safety of Life at Sea Mission in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and North Africa, Wednesday May 13, 2015. Two helicopters are currently training with the amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark and are scheduled to fly daily search and rescue missions over the Mediterranean as part of Britain’s involvement in the international effort to help migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe. The European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermanson said Wednesday member countries should show solidarity with partners bearing the brunt of the migration wave in the Mediterranean and warned that it plans to enforce asylum rules. (Carl Osmond / British Royal Navy via AP) NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES (The Associated Press)

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans speaks during a media conference on migration at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The European Commission presented a European Agenda on Migration on Wednesday outlining the immediate measures that will be taken in orde...

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