EU of 508 mn should be able to integrate 2mn refugees says Juncker

Boldrini says refugee crisis created by other EU members

(ANSA) - Brussels, May 23 - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a conference of EU parliament speakers Monday that "a continent of 508 million people should be able to integrate two million refugees". Italian Lower House Speaker Laura Boldrini said earlier at the conference that "the refugee crisis has been created by some countries' refusal to do their part".
    "If the impression persists that Europe is not capable of correctly solving the refugee problem, this is not down to the European Commission or the Parliament," Juncker added. A majority on the European Council voted in favor of refugee relocation and resettlement, he said.
    "We expected members to enact those decisions but unfortunately this has not been the case in a certain number of countries," Juncker said. "On the contrary, they chose the national, unilateral way, without prior or sufficient consultation" with the EU and other countries involved, he said.
   

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