Doubts over EU refugee redistribution deal

2015-09-22 16:09
Migrants arrive in Germany from Budapest. (AP)

Migrants arrive in Germany from Budapest. (AP)

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Brussels - EU interior ministers could fail to reach agreement on plans to redistribute 120 000 asylum seekers who have arrived in the bloc, Germany's Thomas de Maiziere says.

"This will be a hard session ... I'm not sure that we will have a result," he says ahead of talks with his 27 counterparts. "I'm optimistic, but it's not done yet."

"I think it's unacceptable if Europe sends the message to the Europeans and the world that today there is no possible solution," he warns.

Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn says his country, which holds the European Union's rotating presidency, has put a "very balanced consensus text" on the table following hours of negotiation, adding that the proposal "should make everybody happy".

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