EU interior ministers fail to agree on refugee deal

EU interior ministers were supposed to agree on a relocation scheme for refugees. But they split up without even coming to a common conclusion, postponing any decisions to October.

In the end, Luxembourg’s minister for immigration and asylum was proven wrong.

“I am convinced that we can muster the power, energy and will needed to not only philosophize, but to take concrete steps toward a solution,” Jean Asselborn had said when arriving for the interior ministers’ extraordinary meeting earlier on Monday.

But when Asselborn addressed the press some eight hours later, he could not communicate any such concrete steps.

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