• Friday, December 09, 2022


No compromise in sight, EU ministers at odds over immigration

Germany’s Angela Merkel visits an immigration office in Berlin

By: Eastern Eye Staff

EUROPEAN Union interior ministers were at odds yesterday (November 19) over how to handle immigration, with heated discussions between states who want more burden sharing and those who oppose any kind of obligatory relocation. “We are looking for compromises but at the moment they are not there,” said Thomas De Maiziere of Germany, which last year took in about 900,000 migrants and refugees. The ministers disagreed over a proposal by the EU’s current chair Slovakia on reforming the bloc’s asylum system, which collapsed last year as 1.3 million refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa reached Europe and…

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