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29 refugees arrived in Luxembourg Thursday
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29 refugees arrived in Luxembourg Thursday

12.01.2017 From our online archive
In the context of the EU's relocation scheme of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea, Luxembourg welcomed 29 asylum seekers at the airport Findel on Thursday, January 12.

(mth/sth) – In the context of the EU's relocation scheme of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea, currently mainly living on Italian and Greek territory, Luxembourg welcomed 29 asylum seekers at the airport Findel on Thursday, January 12.

According to a communication by the government, the group consists of 15 adults and 14 minors. This is the fifth group arriving in the Grand Duchy under the relocation scheme.

So far, 165 people from Greece and 61 people from Italy have been relocated to Luxembourg. Until the end of the year, the country is supposed to take in 557 people in total, coming from Greece and Italy where they had been under protection up until now.

The relocation scheme had been decided in September 2015 by a number of EU countries. It will take care of the relocation of some 160,000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece to the north and west of the EU.