EU states pledge to move faster on migrant crisis

A woman feeds her baby as migrants and refugees wait to enter a registration camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on November 9, 2015European Union interior ministers agreed Monday to deliver quicker on their promises for tackling the migration crisis as EU president Luxembourg called for averting a “humanitarian catastrophe” with winter approaching. Monday’s extraordinary meeting came ahead of a special EU-Africa summit in Malta on Wednesday, focused on how to reduce the flow via Libya, a key migrant route after Turkey and the Balkans. EU member states have come under fire from the commission, the 28-nation bloc’s executive, for taking too long to act on pledges to tighten external borders, set up centres to process migrants, and relocate asylum seekers from overstretched Italy and Greece.

Share this article