Migrant crisis: EU asks states to accept 40,000 asylum seekers

The European Commission has called on EU member states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who land in Italy and Greece over the next two years. (BBC)

The Un Secretary General Ban Ki-moon backed this proposal in front of the plenary of the European Parliament on Wednesday. (Repubblica)

Positive feedbacks also on the NGOs side: “The increase in Triton’s resources and operational area, confirmed by the European Commission (EC) today as it presented additional proposals around the European Agenda on Migration, will at last move towards closing the search and rescue gap created by the closure of Italy’s defunct Operation Mare Nostrum, enabling it to save more lives at sea“, said Amnesty International.