Migrants wait outside the police station to receive temporary traveling papers at khos island, Greece, on Monday, June 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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BRUSSELS:Influential European Union nations France and Germany expressed opposition Monday to new EU proposals to help Italy and Greece cope with a massive influx of migrants crossing the Mediterranean.Italy and Greece have been accused by some EU countries of failing to properly screen newly arrived migrants, allowing them to move further north into Europe.The EU's Frontex border agency said on Sunday that more than 5,000 migrants had been plucked from the central Mediterranean in three days aboard 25 boats coming from Libya.More than 36,000 migrants have arrived in Italy since January.
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