European Union Reaches Refugee Deal

European Union Interior Ministers have approved a controversial plan to relocate 120,000 refugees across the continent over the next two years. The plan will see refugees moved from Italy, Greece and Hungary to other EU countries.

Not all member nations agreed. Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary all voted against accepting mandatory quotas. Finland abstained from voting. Poland also voted to approve the deal, even though they opposed it.

The UN refugee agency said the scheme would be insufficient, given the large numbers arriving in Europe.

ABC’s Tom Rivers has more specifics on the agreement.