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Hospodárske noviny - Slovakia | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Juncker must sell refugee quotas better

In the ongoing dispute over refugee quotas the EU interior ministers are meeting for talks in Brussels today, Tuesday. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is mainly to blame for the fact that the quota proposal has met with such resistance, the liberal business daily Hospodářské noviny writes: "Juncker himself must have understood by now that he should have taken a different approach to presenting his plan. His quota proposal has failed to evoke the solidarity he had hoped for and instead met with a wall of opposition. … The chief of the EU Commission knows from long political experience that some things must first be negotiated behind closed doors. … He should correct his mistake, convene a summit meeting as quickly as possible, barricade the doors and say: 'Okay, the quota system is off the table but no one is leaving until they promise to take in some of the refugees. And don't give me any figures below a thousand."

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