EU governments call for faster deportations of failed asylum seekers

BRUSSELS:European governments decided on tentative steps towards common immigration policies on Thursday in response to the refugee emergency, opening talks on surrendering national control of borders to new EU authorities and calling for more and quicker deportations of failed asylum seekers.The first move in a new and bitterly contested system of EU quotas for sharing 160,000 refugees takes place on Friday when 20 Eritreans are to be flown from Rome to Sweden under the scheme.

Ten planeloads of failed asylum-seekers are also to be flown home next week as EU interior ministers talked up the merits of more visible deportations to try to deter migrants from making the hazardous trip to Europe.

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