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EU leaders agree to relocate 40,000 migrants from Greece, Italy

  • Migrants wait to disembark from the Norwegian cargo ship Siem Pilot after they were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, at Palermo harbor, Italy, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Conflict and poverty have driven more than 100,000 migrants to Europe so far this year, and almost 2,000 have died or gone missing on the perilous sea journey. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)

    Migrants wait to disembark from the Norwegian cargo ship Siem Pilot after they were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, at Palermo harbor, Italy, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Conflict and poverty have driven more than 100,000 migrants to Europe so far this year, and almost 2,000 have died or gone missing on the perilous sea journey. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants wait near a red cross tent after disembarking from the Belgian Navy Vessel Godetia at the Trapani harbor, Sicily, Italy, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hundreds of migrants were rescued Tuesday by the Godetia Belgian Navy Vessel, part of a EU Navy Vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrants rescue operations. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Migrants wait near a red cross tent after disembarking from the Belgian Navy Vessel Godetia at the Trapani harbor, Sicily, Italy, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hundreds of migrants were rescued Tuesday by the Godetia Belgian Navy Vessel, part of a EU Navy Vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrants rescue operations. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks with the media after an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, June 26, 2015. European leaders have tasked finance ministers from the euro countries with concluding a debt financing agreement with Greece over the weekend, just days before Athens has to meet a crucial debt deadline. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks with the media after an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, June 26, 2015. European leaders have tasked finance ministers from the euro countries with concluding a debt financing agreement with Greece over the weekend, just days before Athens has to meet a crucial debt deadline. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

European Union leaders have agreed to relocate 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years, in an effort to share the burden of a growing migrant crisis.

EU President Donald Tusk said the agreement was reached after an overnight summit early Friday, to show "solidarity with frontline countries."

French President Francois Hollande said the EU will also resettle 20,000 refugees, "essentially from Syria and Iraq, who at this moment are in camps and who will be reinstalled in Europe."

The migrant crisis has caused tensions among EU countries.