EU refugee quotas: How many will countries take?

 Migrants and refugees queue at a camp to be registered after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on Sept 22, 2015
Migrants and refugees queue at a camp to be registered after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on Sept 22, 2015PHOTO: AFP

BRUSSELS (AFP) - EU states on Tuesday agreed a deal to relocate 120,000 refugees from countries on the front line despite opposition from eastern members.

Here is how the redistribution of 66,000 refugees currently in Italy and Greece will work.

The remaining 54,000 were initially to have been taken from Hungary, but that plan was revised after Budapest pulled out of the scheme.

 

That number of people will now be taken from other European countries in a decision which will be made next year.

Source: European Commission

Austria 1,953

Belgium 2,448

Bulgaria 852

Croatia 568

Cyprus 147

Czech Republic 1,591

Estonia 199

Finland 1,286

France 12,962

Germany 17,036

Hungary 1,294

Latvia 281

Lithuania 416

Luxembourg 237

Malta 71

Netherlands 3,900

Poland 5,082

Portugal 1,642

Romania 2,475

Slovakia 802

Slovenia 337

Spain 8,113

Sweden 2,397

Britain has opted out of the plan, as it is able to do under the EU's Treaty.

Ireland, which also has an opt-out, has opted in and said it will take 4,000.

Denmark, which is excluded from migration issues under the EU Treaty, has said it will take 1,000.

Switzerland and Norway as countries in the EU's Schengen passport-free zone have "declared their readiness to participate".