France to take 24,000 migrants under EU refugee plan

France to take 24,000 migrants under EU refugee plan

PARIS: France is ready to take in 24,000 refugees as part of EU plans to welcome more than 100,000 in the next two years, French President Francois Hollande said at a news conference on Monday.

Hollande repeated that he and German leader Angela Merkel wanted the 28-country European Union to back a plan under which each country would be obliged to take its fair share of a total of 120,000 migrants.

“This is a crisis, and it is a grave and dramatic one. It can be brought under control and it will be,” he said.

Related Post

IS claims it executed Japanese hostage
views 67
The Islamic State group has said it executed one of two Japanese hostages it has been holding, in an apparent beheading that has been slammed by leade...
Mexican troops face civilian trial for 22 deaths
views 73
Seven Mexican soldiers being held in the June killings of 22 suspected criminals will be tried by a civilian judge, three of them for homicide, federa...
Turkey detains over 400 migrants trying to cross to Greece
views 61
Istanbul: Turkish security forces have detained 435 migrants and Syrian refugees along with three suspected people smugglers, before they embarked on ...
WATCH: Black smoke over Eiffel Tower
views 82
The smoke could be seen after a huge firework display to celebrate Bastille Day in France. Police say a lorry carrying fireworks burst into flames at ...
Suicide bombers kill 65 Christians in Pakistan
views 103
Suicide bombers have killed at least 65 people and injured more than 300 more in an attack aimed at Christians in a park in Pakistan. The blast happe...