Story by the Express – FOUR EU member states are teaming up to veto a potential new mandatory rule on the distribution of migrants across the bloc.
Commissioner Margaritis Schinas said: “When we presented our proposal for an EU Pact on Migration and Asylum last September, we were aiming at creating a coherent and well-functioning European asylum system.
“Today’s agreement is a first important building block in this process.
“Member States will now be able to rely on the full operational support of the EU Asylum Agency, both under normal circumstances and when they are in difficulty.
“The agency will make a tangible difference to asylum procedures, improving protection for individuals and addressing gaps to create greater convergence between Member States’ asylum systems.”