European Union officials have reached agreement on a new migration policy which would seek to standardise the procedure for non-EU refugee settlement. The hope of the new law is that it will prevent asylum seekers from gathering in certain countries more than others.
The law, reportedly, does not require that all EU nations comply to the exact same standard but instead allows willing states to band together and decide amongst themselves how many refugees to take in and how to distribute them.
The proposal also tries to incentivise accepting refugees by offering 10,000 Euro’s to a nation per asylum seeker settled, instead handing out fines to nations reluctant to accept refugees.
Some have already criticised the proposal, saying that it makes it far easier for the European Union to expel refugees from the bloc entirely through a new policy which mandates that refugees only be accepted by countries who agree to take back those who arrived in Europe informally.