Migrants sit in Italian navy ship Vega during a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily, in this handout picture courtesy of the Italian Marina Militare (Marine Military) released on May 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Marina Militare

EU asks member states to take 40,000 migrants from shelters in Italy and Greece

Britain has already said it will opt out of the “relocation plan”, which is designed to share the cost of soaring migrant arrivals. It may also opt out of the “resettlement plan” – a one-off voluntary scheme which will see 20,000 asylum seekers who are not currently in the EU be housed within member states.

The plan for “resettlement” sees Britain asked to accept 2,309 asylum seekers – 11.54 per cent of the total, and the third highest amount. Germany will be asked to take the lion’s share, and house 3,086 people – despite the fact that Berlin already accepts more asylum seekers than any other nation. France will take the second highest number, or 2,375 people.

But given the voluntary nature of the plan, the EU will not be able to force nations to comply.

“Everyone who needs sanctuary should find it in Europe,” said Frans Timmermans, the first vice president. “But those who have no justified claim should be quickly identified and returned to their home country. This is essential for migration policies to be well accepted in society.”

In a clause likely to alarm Rome and Athens, the 40,000 figure will only apply to migrants who arrived after April 15, or after the deal is agreed. There was no mention of how to deal with those who have already arrived, and are living in overflowing camps in the southern Mediterranean…

The Daily Mail reports that the UK may be forced to take 2,300 from non-EU countries.

  • just a thought

    Human landfill capacity exceeded. Go somewhere else.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    There’s just no end in sight. If the EU keeps taking them in, the invaders will continue to flood in. It’s just that simple.

    Gotta pity poor Italy. Italy is like the poor shmuck in a fancy restaurant who gets stuck with the bill because all of his “friends” at the table conveniently forgot their wallets at home.

    • just a thought

      With friends like that, who needs friends?

  • 20,000 plus 40,000 are only starting figures – this is to get the heroin addict hooked on the heroin. After that, hundreds of thousands will seem normal and easy. People who advocate the importation and settlement of sundry Muslim invaders, for whatever motive, should be stripped of their political power and even put in prison as traitors to their nations.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Send all of them to Sweden.

  • mauser 98

    asks?.. no,forces
    “it is clearly a decisive plan to flood
    Europe with 3rd world scum even more rapidly. The Europe Union is
    boosting their invasion.”