A Look by Country at the EU Commitment to Taking in Refugees

GermanyMigrants-0801a BRUSSELS France and Britain on Monday committed to take in thousands more people as the European Union struggles with its biggest refugee emergency since World War II. France is to welcome in 24,000 refugees from Greece, Italy and Hungary, while Britain will resettle up to 20,000 refugees living in camps outside the EU. Here is what five other EU nations have said they would be willing to do: Belgium announced Monday that it is willing to accept 250 "war refugees." Cyprus stands ready to accept around 300 refugees. Finland will take in 1,050 refugees this year under a UN refugee agency scheme. Ireland will accept 520 Syrian refugees. Poland will welcome 150 Syrian Christian refugees. ___ 0 In July, EU nations committed to share in relocating and resettling some 50,000 refugees from Greece and Italy and some third countries. Here's a breakdown by country: Austria - 1,900 Belgium - 2,464 Britain - 2,200 Bulgaria - 500 Croatia - 550 Cyprus - 242 Czech Republic - 1,500 Denmark - 1,000 Estonia - 150 Finland - 1,085 France - 9,127 Germany - 12,100 Greece - 354 Hungary - 0 Ireland - 1,120 Italy - 1,989 Latvia - 250 Lithuania - 325 Luxembourg - 350 Malta - 74 Netherlands - 3,047 Poland - 2,000 Portugal - 1,500 Romania - 1,785 Slovakia - 200 Slovenia - 250 Spain - 2,749 Sweden - 1,860 2C06D87C00000578-3224433-image-a-10_1441598223126 Source