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Migration crisis: EU Interior Ministers meet to seek solutions

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Migration crisis: EU Interior Ministers meet to seek solutions

<p>Can Europe finally come up with a response to its refugee crisis?</p> <p>Ahead of an EU leaders’ migration summit on Wednesday, Interior Ministers from the bitterly-divided bloc were meeting on Tuesday in Brussels, under pressure to find consensus and compromise.</p> <p>The question is how to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers but moves to impose mandatory quotas have been opposed, notably by a group of Central European countries.</p> <p>As the wrangling continues, so does the relentless stream of people into the continent, with huge numbers fleeing conflict in the Middle East, uncertain how their quest for a new life will end.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We just met Sima 5, Masa 6 + Shahid 11, in Croatia. Their families' fled Syria + hope to reach Germany or Norway. <a href="http://t.co/f7ec4TpuyM">pic.twitter.com/f7ec4TpuyM</a></p>— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) <a href="https://twitter.com/Refugees/status/645960296906010624">21 Septembre 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Ahead of Tuesday’s meeting, <a href="http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=8994">UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Europe</a> to ensure that refugees and migrants are treated properly by showing leadership and compassion.</p> <p>Ban will hold a meeting on September 30 on the challenges of the increased movements of refugees and migrants while world leaders are gathered at the United Nations.</p>