The Debate

Europe's migrant crisis: Should all EU nations share the burden?

Since the start of the warm weather, tens of thousands have crossed the Mediterranean on makeshift boats chartered by unscrupulous smugglers. Nearly 2,000 would-be migrants have thought to have perished this year alone, but the exact toll is a mystery. After public outcry and an emergency summit, the European Commission has unveiled a quota system for most EU nations to share the burden. But which countries have been exempted from this quota?