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    According to a diplomatic source, there will not be any obligatory quotas on the distribution of 120,000 refugees in the EU.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The distribution of the 120,000 refugees in the European Union will be decided voluntarily depending on each country and there will be no imposed quotas, a European diplomatic source said Tuesday.

    “There will not be any obligatory quotas. It’s expected that the distribution will be made voluntarily,” the diplomatic source told RIA Novosti.

    The source added that Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania have insisted on this approach.

    Slovakia's Prime minister Robert Fico arrives for an emergency Eurogroup finance ministers' meeting on Greece at the European Council in Brussels, on June 22, 2015
    On Monday, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said it was unlikely that EU member states would agree on mandatory quotas to resettle refugees within each country.

    The European Union has been beset by a massive refugee crisis, as hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants flee violence and poverty in their home countries.

    Over 500,000 migrants and refugees from the Middle East and North Africa have arrived in the bloc since the beginning of 2015, according to the European Commission.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


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