EU ministers meet to break deadlock on migrant crisis


Interior ministers from the European Union were gathering in Brussels on Tuesday to try to break a deadlock on sharing out asylum-seekers that has plunged the 28 member states into a fury of mutual recriminations.

At an emergency summit on Wednesday, leaders want to focus on ramping up aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey and the rest of the Middle East and tightening control on the bloc’s frontiers to stem the flow of people fleeing war and poverty.

Despite seeking consensus for weeks on a plan to share out 120,000 of the refugees across the EU, diplomats said it was still unclear whether interior ministers could reach a deal on Tuesday.

  • ADRoberts

    Watch as they all cave and invite the invading army RIGHT INTO their countries. And the violence has already started.
    What should they do? As them to quote one of their Pillars of Islam. If they can, send them back. Only Christian refugees are safe to take.

    • lea82835

      I just watched Pope Francis praying at GROUND ZERO in New York. We must remember these were MUSLIMS that created this tragedy and now all these Countries are asked to take all of them in. Obama wants to bring 1000’s more to the USA in addition to the almost 1 Million he has brought in the last six years. They are also eligible for ALL the benefits given to US Citizens. Obama refused to do anything about Syria when we had the chance. In retrospect, we should have just bombed the hell out of them. And yes, do bring in the Catholics as Obama will not do so.I understand there are Syrian Catholics who fled to Mexico and are now on our border, but the Obama administration will not let them in.

      • I Seigel

        We must remember these were SAUDIS that created this tragedy. And what has the American government – under Bush or Obama – done to hold them accountable?

        The Saudis have pushed oil prices to sink to historic lows so that the American fracking industry is failing.

        The Saudis haven’t offered to take in ANY Iraqi or Syrian refugees.

        The Saudis were of NO help in negotiations with Iran.

        And these are our “allies” in the Middle East?!?!?

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