Almost 2,750 migrants are known to have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean. AFP / Alessio Paduano
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EU governments will study a new proposal aimed at overcoming the deep splits over sharing responsibility for asylum-seekers that has soured relations in the bloc since the migrant crisis of 2015, diplomats said Wednesday.Previous proposals have failed to make headway; governments which complain about unfair burdens stemming from an EU rule that asylum claims must be handled in the country where people enter the EU want others to be obliged to take in a share.The most sensitive part of that -- relocating asylum-seekers from one member state to another -- would, however, only take place if both states involved agreed voluntarily to the terms.
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