Franco-German axis calls for refugee distribution quotas in Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have agreed on a proposal for a mandatory program to distribute refugees among EU countries. The move reflects a change from the French side. (Deutsche Welle)

Merkel and Hollande took the lead on migrant crisis once again, excluding Italy which was supposed to take part in the negotiations. (Statement of the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs)