France to take in 400 refugees a month from Greece

June 2, 2016 17:02

PARIS - France plans to take in 400 refugees a month from Greece under a European Union plan for distributing asylum seekers, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Thursday, substantially increasing its intake.

The announcement came as Prime Minister Manuel Valls was in Athens to offer reassurances that Paris would live up to its commitments to take in 32,000 additional asylum seekers over the next two years.

Nearly 100 additional refugees arrived this week from Greece and Italy and another 253 are due from Greece next week, Cazeneuve said in a statement.

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