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Opening: Parliament fast-tracks vote on 120,000 refugee relocation plan

An emergency proposal to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers from Greece, Italy and Hungary to other EU member states will be put to a vote, as a matter of urgency, at 10.00 on Thursday. This recourse to the urgency procedure (Rule 154) was proposed by President Schulz and approved in a plenary vote at the opening.

 

 

"The current refugee crisis makes it absolutely necessary (...) to act swiftly", said Mr Schulz, backed by Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK), who invited MEPs ”to express European solidarity on the refugee crisis” in the vote on Thursday.

 

Read more: www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20150915...

 

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