The system for quotas for transferring migrants proposed by the European Commission (EC) envisages moving a total of 788 refugees from Greece and Italy to Bulgaria within the next two years.
The proposal unveiled on May 27 would see a total of 40 000 people relocated from Greece and Italy to other EU countries on a quota system over the next two years. The EC said that the figure corresponded to about 40 per cent of the total number of asylum seekers in clear need of international protection who entered these countries in 2014.
The EC said that it was ready to do the same if other EU member states – such as Malta – also face a sudden influx of migrants.
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