EU Parliament backs refugee relocation plan

 The European Parliament on Thursday strongly backed plans to relocate 120,000 refugees around the EU to ease pressure on Greece, Hungary and Italy, which ministers failed to agree on earlier this week.

AFP| Updated: Sep 17, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

Brussels: The European Parliament on Thursday strongly backed plans to relocate 120,000 refugees around the EU to ease pressure on Greece, Hungary and Italy, which ministers failed to agree on earlier this week.

Lawmakers approved an urgent motion by 372 votes to 124 with 53 abstentions. Interior ministers will meet next Tuesday to reconsider the plans for binding quotas for redistributing refugees.