Latvia cannot avoid solidarity concerning refugees – PM

  • 2015-07-02
RIGA - Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma has spent the last few months pushing back against the European Commission’s plans for quotas to send refugees to the Baltic from the Mediterranean. But now she is taking a more conciliatory tone. Latvia cannot avoid solidarity concerning refugees in the EU, Straujuma said at a news conference on Monday.     She said that a mechanism for relocation of 60,000 refugees within the EU would be elaborated in July. “This is a small number because there are over 100,000 refugees in Italy alone, ...
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