Key EU talks in Prague amid growing wave of migrants

The foreign ministers of Germany and Luxembourg are to meet with their counterparts from four eastern EU states to discuss the refugee crisis. The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary have rejected EU quotas.

Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jean Asselborn of Luxembourg are expected to use Friday’s meeting with their counterparts from the members of the so-called Visegrad group of European Union nations to try to convince them to accept proposals laid out by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday.

In his state of the Union speech, among other things, Juncker called on all EU nations to agree to accept a compulsory resettlement plan to redistribute 160,000 migrants among the bloc’s 28 member states. Apart from this proposal, Germany alone is already expecting to receive 800,000 migrants by the end of 2015.

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