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The Latest: Luxembourg FM says EU migrant response failed

The Latest: Luxembourg's foreign minister says EU has failed so far reacting to migrant influx

The Latest: Luxembourg FM says EU migrant response failed

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The latest on the continuing flow of refugees and other migrants into Europe. All times local:

12:50 p.m.

Luxembourg's foreign minister says the European Union has until now failed in responding to the hundreds of thousands of people that have streamed into Europe from conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Jean Asselborn said after talks with his Cypriot counterpart Tuesday that the 28-member bloc has made "a lot of progress" in some areas such as relocating people from frontline countries overwhelmed by migrants -- such as Greece -- to other EU member states.

But he says the EU now needs to "very, very quickly" implement decisions the EU's executive arm decided last week.

The official said the EU needs a stronger Frontex, Europe's border guard agency, so that it's better able to control the bloc's external borders.

Updated : 2021-11-29 16:38 GMT+08:00