557 people coming from Italy and Greece will be relocated in the grand duchy by the end of 2017
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557 people coming from Italy and Greece will be relocated in the grand duchy by the end of 2017, according to a press release published on 7 September by the foreign affairs ministry and the immigration office.
As of 7 September, 44 adults and 4 minors from Italy have been relocated in Luxembourg this year.
In the following months, the grand duchy will welcome 89 refugees from Italy and 37 from Greece.
A total of 431 out of the 557 refugees have arrived in the Grand Duchy.
The mechanism enforces member states to relocate people in need of international protection from Italy and Greece.
The fifteenth report on relocation and resettlement of refugees, released by the European Commission on September 6, 2017, recorded an average of 2,300 refugees relocated per month since February 2017.
All in all, almost 27,700 people have been relocated as of 4 September this year.
Luxembourg approaches the final stage, having relocated more than 85% of its full allocation.
Hungary and Poland are the only member states without relocation.
Poland has ceased pledges since December 2015. The commission urges Hungary and Poland to fulfill their allocations and the other member states.