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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

EU drops initiative to admit more Iraqi refugees

The European Union last week heeded the recommendation of Iraq’s prime minister and abandoned calls to take in more Iraqi refugees, Reuters reported on July 24.

The initiative to take in more displaced Christians was spearheaded by Germany, but Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki convinced the government to drop its calls after visiting Berlin last week. Maliki cited improved security and the need for help in the reconstruction effort.

According to the article, “An EU statement agreed on [July 24] said the priority was to create the conditions allowing refugees to go back home and noted that some EU countries have taken in refugees, without calling other countries to do the same.”

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