Migration and EU elections – level 1

31-05-2024 15:00

The EU will have elections from June 6th to 9th.

People will choose 720 lawmakers. Each country gets a different number of seats. Germany has the most with 96 seats. Every EU country must have at least six lawmakers. These lawmakers will help pick the president of the European Commission. Migration is a big problem. Many migrants die when they try to get to the EU. The EU has a new law to solve the problem of migration. Countries can send migrants to other EU countries or back to their countries. This worries some groups about human rights.

Migration is a big topic in countries like Greece and Italy. A study shows that it is not the biggest worry for most Europeans.

Difficult words: elections (when people choose leaders), lawmaker (a person who makes and changes rules of a country), migration (when many people leave their country to live somewhere else).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What is the new law implemented by the EU to address the problem of migration, and why does it concern some human rights groups?


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