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EU giving Britain, Ireland & Denmark option not to accept 20,000 refugees to be distributed across Europe


The EU's executive have agreed to take in 20,000 refugees over two years, placing them across Europe. However, Britain, Ireland and Denmark have been given the option to not accept any of them. Britain has already opted out of the plan. 

Italy, Germany and Austria are in favour of a quota system while countries like Italy are dealing with an influx, however, other EU states oppose this. Under a quota system based on country size and output, as Britain has opted out, Germany would take the most migrants followed by France and then Italy followed by Spain. 

British Home Secratary Theresa May spoke out today, criticizing the EU's handling of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, saying that by not sending economic migrants back, we were encouraging them to come. 

It is believed that only 25 of 28 EU member countries will take in migrants.

Sculptures immersed in Mediterranean Sea in memory of migrants who died at sea

Forty eight sculptures by Danish artist Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen were immersed in the Tyrrhenian Sea in Calabria on 8th June 2014 in memory of migrants who have drowned at sea.


Admit Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen Area, EU advised

The European Union should admit Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen Area or risk aiding Russia's territorial ambitions by allowing "gaps to appear in the defenses of Europe", Romanian Liberal MEP Norica Nicolai has warned.


Obama: Let’s “fix our broken immigration system”

US President Barack Obama has said America’s immigration system needs to be fixed if the country is serious about economic growth.


Urban Outfitters removes Lord Ganesh socks and apologizes to Hindus

Urban Outfitters, a publicly traded American retail company has apologized to Hindus upset over socks carrying image of Lord Ganesh.

The company which offers a variety of lifestyle merchandise, has offered to remove it from stores and website immediately.