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Belgium: EU to take 40,000 migrants from Italy, Greece01:24

Belgium: EU to take 40,000 migrants from Italy, Greece

Belgium, Brussels
June 26, 2015 at 11:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

EU President Donald Tusk announced that 40,000 asylum seekers staying in Greece and Italy will be relocated to other EU member states over the next two years, speaking at a joint press conference with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, in Brussels, early on Friday morning.

Tusk went on to state that a further 20,000 people, who have not yet arrived to the EU will be 'resettled'. Juncker added that he thinks that the plan is a 'modest effort' on behalf of the EU, but said that 'Europe isn't necessarily always able to live up to it's own ambitions and goals'.

Over 63,000 migrants have arrived to Greece by sea so far this year, while 62,000 have arrived in Greece according to latest figures from UNHCR.

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EU President Donald Tusk announced that 40,000 asylum seekers staying in Greece and Italy will be relocated to other EU member states over the next two years, speaking at a joint press conference with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, in Brussels, early on Friday morning.

Tusk went on to state that a further 20,000 people, who have not yet arrived to the EU will be 'resettled'. Juncker added that he thinks that the plan is a 'modest effort' on behalf of the EU, but said that 'Europe isn't necessarily always able to live up to it's own ambitions and goals'.

Over 63,000 migrants have arrived to Greece by sea so far this year, while 62,000 have arrived in Greece according to latest figures from UNHCR.

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