France: More than 160,000 asylum seekers are to be relocated from Italy, Greece and Hungary.The European Union (EU) has drawn up a new schedule of national quota under which Germany will take in more than 40,000 and France will allow 30,000 refugees into their territories.
European Commission proposes to add around 120,000 people and quota has thus been chartered out for these two nations.
The commission has also decided to put Turkey and all non-EU states of Western Balkans into a new list of countries, named as ‘Safe countries’ which means that citizens in these countries will be provided speedy review of asylum claims which will thereby accelerate the process of deportation for many of those asylum seekers.
The UK is notably absent from the list of countries prepared to take in extra refugees according to Quota plan. Although David Cameron’s government is not supportive of EU quota concept, yet in its own way, UK government is likely to announce plans of resettling many more Syrian refugees any time soon.