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    Lack of Coordination Worsens EU Migrant Crisis, Effective Vetting Needed

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    European migrant crisis in Europe is aggravated by the lack of coordination among countries involved in attempts to alleviate it.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The issue of the migrant crisis in Europe is aggravated by the lack of coordination among countries involved in attempts to alleviate it, Carter Page, Managing Partner of Global Energy Capital LLC, told Sputnik.

    "A lack of effective coordination has contributed to the current problem. Clearly a more effective vetting process is essential. Until these national security safeguards are successfully put in place, any such steps to increase wide-scale relocation to the United States would be foolish, dangerous and counterproductive," Page said.

    Europe has been trying to cope with a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing crisis-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including from Syria, to escape violence and poverty. The European Union adopted a quota system last September that envisages the relocation of 160,000 asylum seekers across the bloc within two years.

    The quota system has not been unanimously welcomed by EU members and faced criticism from several EU states primarily from the eastern part of the bloc, such as Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, who have opposed its mandatory nature.

    As the migrant crisis has unraveled in Europe, the United States has pledged to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees, which Washington completed in late August.

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