Refugees Welcome Uppsalas demonstrationståg vid Slottsbacken i Uppsala. Foto: Pablo Dalence/Sveriges Radio.
Procession in Uppsala, demonstrating in favor of welcoming refugees. Uppsala. Photo: Pablo Dalence/Sveriges Radio.

Talks continue on European refugee crisis

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democrat) and the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz are meeting Monday afternoon in Stockholm, to discuss the refugee crisis.

Meanwhile, in Brussels, ambassadors for EU member countries are going back to the negotiating table about whether to institute obligatory refugee quotas across the union.

Despite political pressure over the weekend, from Sweden and Germany, for example, there are nine countries who are currently more or less against obligatory quotas. These include Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

The goal today will be to see if a compromise is possible, because several of these countries have said they could imagine having a quota system, but one that is voluntary.

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