Reason behind France's U-turn on migrant quotas


Faced with outcry over drowning of Syrian child, President Hollande is now urging binding quotas, a position he rejected a few months ago.

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As European politicians react to the shock aroused by the photo of the body of three-year-old Syrian Aylan Kurdi on a Turkish beach, France has executed a U-turn in its policy on refugee quotas. President François Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel urged EU members to accept "binding" quotas on Thursday, reports RFI.