EU proposes to ditch refugee quotas for member states

Countries would be offered €10,000 an adult to take people in under ‘solidarity à la carte’ plan

The European commission is abandoning the idea of mandatory refugee quotas, as it revives an attempt to change Europe’s asylum and migration rules after more than four years of deadlock.

The long-awaited migration proposals, delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, would allow EU member states to choose whether to accept refugees, or take charge of returning those denied asylum to their home countries.

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