European Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker has called on EU member states to resettle about 160,000 refugees, saying Greece, Italy and Hungary can no longer handle the burden alone.
Speaking to the European Parliament Wednesday, Juncker urged Europe to face the current refugee crisis with solidarity.
He said the granting of emergency relocation in 22 member states must be done "in a compulsory way" to avoid delay.
"We Europeans should never forget why giving refuge and complying with the fundamental right of asylum is so important," Juncker said. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA WEBSITE