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    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

    Slovakia is required to adopt almost 2,300 refugees under the new refugee resettlement plan.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Slovakia intends to sue the European Union over bloc refugee redistribution quotas, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said Wednesday.

    On Tuesday, EU interior ministers approved a plan to redistribute 120,000 refugees throughout the bloc according to a quota system proposed by the European Commission.

    "Slovakia is a sovereign country and it is a dictate of the majority [implementation of quota system] in a very sensitive issue," Fico said.

    Slovakia is required, under quotas mandated by the European Commission, to adopt almost 2,300 refugees under the new refugee resettlement plan.

    Europe is currently facing a severe refugee crisis. European Commission estimates some 500,000 people from the Middle East and North Africa have arrived in the European Union since the beginning of 2015, seeking asylum.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


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