The political and economic burden placed upon the European Union and the entire continen...
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...der approach as the crisis grew in 2015. As a whole the EU countries offered asylum to 292,540 refugees when more than a million migrants applied for asylum (“BBC”, 2016). Tensions in Europe have been growing because of the unfair burden faced by some countries, particularly Greece, Italy and Hungary, where the majority of migrants have been arriving. In September, EU ministers drafted a plan to relocate 160,000 refugees EU-wide, but this plan only applies to those who are in Italy and Greece (“Brookings”, 2015). The UK, which has given the most humanitarian aid than any other E.U. nation, has opted out of any plans for a quota system but, allowed 1,000 Syrian refugees to be resettled under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme in 2015. Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK will accept up to 20,000 refugees from Syria over the next five years (“BBC”, 2016).
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