EU fails to cement agreement on migrants rescued at sea
13 October 2019 | 11:18 am
Migrants brought to shore by sea rescuers are to be distributed across the EU. But the bloc's interior ministers failed to draft a blueprint on how to do so at their recent summit, Bernd Riegert reports from Luxembourg.
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