Frans Timmermans
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EU migration: Commission unveils 'challenging proposals'

The European Commission is proposing an EU-wide scheme to offer 20,000 refugees from outside Europe the right to resettle inside EU borders over the next two years as part of its efforts to combat the crisis over migration in the Mediterranean.

Speaking at a press briefing following the announcement, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said the plans were "challenging" and said he expected them to prompt debate.

  • 13 May 2015
  • From the section Europe
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