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France to take 24,000 migrants under EU refugee plan, says Hollande


France to take 24,000 migrants under EU refugee plan, says Hollande

France, Sept 07 (ANI): France is ready to take in 24,000 refugees as part of EU plans to welcome more than 100,000 in the next two years, French President Francois Hollande said at a news conference on Monday. Hollande repeated that he and German leader Angela Merkel wanted the 28-country European Union to back a plan under which each country would be obliged to take its fair share of a total of 120,000 migrants.

Hollande said the migrant crisis was one that affected the world over and proposed to host an international conference to discuss the issue. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is due to unveil new proposals on Wednesday, including a new set of national quotas for asylum-seekers.

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