Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:58 pm
Sweden has agreed to accept Eritrans refugees now marooned in Italy as part of European Union controversial programme of relocating refugees.
Forty thousand refugees within the bloc from overstretched frontline states are affected in the first phase of the programmed.
The relocation would formally start on Friday, with Eritrean refugees beginning the relocation journey to Sweden.
“First relocations within EU take place on Friday” following an agreement by interior ministers in September, the EU’s home affairs office said in a tweet.
“Eritrean refugees will be relocated from Italy to Sweden.”