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