EU Calls on Member States to Accept Refugees

In today’s State of the European Union speech, European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker called on the EU’s member states to accept the migrants crossing into Europe and detailing a plan for distributing people across countries based on economic opportunity and size.  The plan comes after calls from German Chancellor Angela Merkel for other European leaders to step up in addressing the humanitarian crisis.

Read more from The New York Times: European Official Calls for Continent to Take In 160,000 Migrants.

Read more from Bloomberg: EU’s Executive Arm Proposes Distributing Refugees Across Region.

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Jessica Hart

Jessica Hart

Communications Officer

Jessica Hart is the Communications Officer at AICGS, managing the Institute’s publications, social media, outreach, media relations, and website. She has held a number of roles at AICGS, including Research Program Coordinator, Managing Editor, and Financial Officer. Before joining AICGS, Ms. Hart worked at the OSU Foreign Language Center, for an Ohio senatorial campaign, and at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin.

Ms. Hart received her MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BA in Political Science and International Studies from The Ohio State University.

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