EU deal to share out asylum seekers due in days – official

The European Union’s top migration official said the bloc was set to agree on how to handle irregular immigration soon after ministers’ talks yielded no final deal on Thursday with Berlin and Rome worried over rising arrivals ahead of key elections, Reuters reports. The ministers were searching for agreement on a long-stalled system for the sharing out across the EU of asylum seekers who reach Europe outside of official border crossings. “I’m sure that in a few days we will have a formal decision on the general approach for the crisis mechanism,” said EU Home Affairs Commissioner, Ylva Johansson, declining to give details. She put irregular arrivals this year at 250,000 people — mostly those who fled wars and poverty in the […] Source

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