Migrants, who are trying to reach Greece, are rescued by members of the Greek Coast guard and locals near the coast of the southeastern island of Rhodes April 20, 2015. A wooden sailboat carrying dozens of immigrants ran aground on Monday off the coast of the Greek island of Rhodes and at least three people have drowned, the Greek coast guard said. REUTERS/Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY     GREECE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN GREECE	NO SALES NO ARCHIVES

EU urges refugee action as over 1,000 migrants reach Greece in one day

The European Union urged its 28 nations Wednesday to swiftly endorse its plan to relocate 40,000 migrants as 1,000 more migrants arrived in Greece in just one day.

The plan to relocate the tens of thousands arriving in Italy and Greece with their EU partners is part of efforts to cope with the massive influx of migrants that has already seen more than 100,000 people cross the Mediterranean into Europe this year. Around 2,000 have died or are missing.

Still, a number of EU nations have objected to the plan.

“We need to act now and not in four months,” EU migration spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud told reporters in Brussels.

Greek authorities said Wednesday that more than 1,000 people had entered the country by sea, bringing its five-month total to about 50,000 — well above the number who arrived in Greece for all of 2014…

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    Since the EU is being pigheaded about examining its immigration policies, the swarming horde is what its members deserve.

    • Frau Katze

      Yep, they seem to positively love this new “crisis.” Now they build their multikulti paradise.

  • Censored_EG

    I guess not a lot of delicious souvlaki will be served to the muzloids in Greece.

  • there you go

    for heavens sakes LEAVE THE EU!!! Then you will have SELF DETERMINATION!