France rejects European Union's asylum seeker quota initiative
Monday, May 18, 2015
Valls did not approve of this scheme, instead suggesting asylum seekers be spread among the nations in a more "fair distribution". He said migrants should be denied access to Europe unless they are truly seeking.
The quota scheme comes amidst a large influx of refugees from the Middle East and North who travel along the . Within the last week, almost 1000 migrants were seized in southern France near to .
France has also suggested ways to stop migrants leaving their countries, including establishing a centre for migrants in Niger. This centre, scheduled to be operational toward the end of 2015, is based in Niger as migrants travel through it to get to people smugglers in Libya who then transport them across the Mediterranean Sea.,
The EU plans a naval unit to prevent people-smuggling boats from operating in Libyan territory, though it is yet to be approved by the.
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