Europe struggles to cope with a flood of immigrants from Africa and the Mid-East:
- Negotiations to unblock funding for Greece, most recently on Thursday at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Luxembourg, have descended into acrimonious deadlock, and bitter divisions have also opened up in the European Union over how to deal with an influx of migrants. More than 1,800 people have died this year while trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean on rickety boats provided by traffickers. ...
- Worried that the proposed mandatory quota system for migrants is fast becoming an emblem of Europe’s divisions rather than action, European Union officials proposed last week that resettlement of migrants be done on a “voluntary mandatory” basis. It was unclear what this would mean in practice.
- - Fissures in E.U. Deepen From Strain of Migrant Influx and Greek Debt, by Andrew Higgins, New York Times, June 21, 2015