EU leaders strike deal on relocating 40,000 migrants

EU Migrants

leaders have agreed to relocate 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years, in an effort to share the burden of a growing crisis.

EU president Donald Tusk said the agreement was reached after an overnight summit early this morning, to show “solidarity with frontline countries”.

French president Francois Hollande said the EU will also resettle 20,000 refugees, “essentially from Syria and Iraq, who at this moment are in camps and who will be reinstalled in Europe”.

The migrant crisis has caused tensions among EU countries.

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