European Migrant Accord Remains Elusive

July 10, 2015 12:40 AM

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European Union ministers failed Thursday to agree on relocating 40,000 of the refugees who have crossed from North Africa to Italy and Greece, but they will try again on July 20 to broker a deal on how many people each country will accept.

Luxembourg’s foreign minister, Jean Asselborn, whose country hosted the meeting, said that the ministers did agree on how to distribute 20,000 refugees being housed outside Europe, but that a deal could not be reached on getting countries to commit to sharing responsibility for the 40,000 in Greece ...

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