Austria says wants exemption from EU migrant relocation system



    Austria says wants exemption from EU migrant relocation system

    Mar 28, Vienna: The Austrian government is seeking an exemption from having to accept more asylum-seekers under an EU relocation system, it said on Tuesday, arguing that it has already taken in its fair share during Europe’s migration crisis.

    “We believe an exception is necessary for Austria for having already fulfilled its obligation. We will discuss that with the European Commission,” Chancellor Christian Kern told reporters after a weekly cabinet meeting.

    “We will send a letter as quickly as possible and then begin discussions.” The comments are a new blow to a relocation system that would only cover a fraction of migrant arrivals to the EU and has barely been implemented.

    The Oslo Times International News Network/Agencies

     
     

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