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    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.

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    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

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