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September 10, 2015 9:51 am

EU Parliament Backs Plan to Relocate 160,000 Asylum-Seekers

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European Union (EU) flags in front of the European Commission building. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

The EU Parliament has voted to relocate 160,000 asylum-seekers from Greece, Hungary and Italy. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed plans by E.U. Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to ease the burden on the bloc’s border states from a wave of asylum-seekers, mostly coming from Syria.

The lawmakers also called for an international conference bringing together the E.U. with the United Nations, United States and Arab states, in a bid to end the most serious crisis of its kind since World War II.

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