Spain rejects EU quota system

POSIDONIA-WATCH: Inspecting Posidonia in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar marine reserve Photo credit: Junta de Andalucia

ON Monday, Spain rejected an EU quota system which asked all EU member states to share the migrant burden now hitting it´s shores. In response Spain has said that it has already done more than it´s fair share when it comes to this issue, Spanish Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo also added that the Commision´s call for solidarity had to be “proportionate, just and unrealistic.” Spain is not alone in taking this stance, Britain, France and several eastern European states have also opposed this proposed quota system.

According to EU’S quota plan, 28 member states would be required to accept asylum seekersrelative to each country´s population, economy, employment, as well as other factors.

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