Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe this year.
These men, women and children fled armed conflicts, oppression or poverty at home in search of a better life. The European continent is now facing its biggest migration crisis since World War II. The issue has raised concern and calls for reform in many countries.
Leaders of the world's largest economies discussed this complex issue at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey. The recent attacks in Paris made security a top concern at the talks.
The leaders promised to increase intelligence sharing and tighten national boarders to cut off financing for extremists. But U.S. President Barack Obama said at the meeting that the United States would not end its plan to accept thousands of Syrian refugees.
British Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to hold a donor conference early next year. The goal would be to find "significant new funding" to help the refugees leaving Syria.
Last week, the Prime Minister called on the European Union to enact several reforms, including ones to deal with border controls. He made the comments as his country prepares for a referendum on whether or not to leave the 28-nation group.
During a speech in London last week, Cameron discussed the creation of a mechanism to permit countries to jointly block EU legislation. The idea is that countries should have the ability to reject what is not in their national interest.
The British leader said he wants the EU to make a clear and unchangeable agreement that ends his country's obligation to "work for an ever closer union."
The British leader said he supports the free movement of labor among EU members. But, he wants a more fair system and for governments to have more power in controlling immigration.
"As we've seen so spectacularly across Europe, with the questions posed by the migration crisis, countries need greater control to manage the pressures of people coming in," he said.
The prime minister also demanded protections for the one-third of EU nations that do not use the euro currency. He said that if the EU becomes a "single currency club," then Britain would not remain in it.
European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas reacted to the comments. He said that some of Cameron's demands are "highly problematic as they touch upon fundamental freedoms of our internal market." He called issues involving the euro "difficult." But, he called finding ways to better involve national parliaments "feasible."
Prime Minister Cameron has said he wants Britain to remain part of the EU. But he has promised to hold a referendum on the issue by the end of 2017. He said if voters choose to leave the EU, then that decision will be final and Britain will not be open to any kind of renegotiation or second referendum.
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1.concern n. 关心的事；关心，顾虑
Our chief concern at the moment is the weather.
A small but significant number of 11-year-olds are illiterate.
数量不多但仍有相当一部分 11 岁孩子是文盲 。
Do you permit your children to smoke?
The Port Authority is an agency jointly run by New York and New Jersey.
5.block vt.阻止; 阻塞; 限制
For years the country has tried to block imports of various cheap foreign products...
6.reject v. 拒绝
I would like to emphasize that civilized society in the world of today should reject firmly any cult in any form.
Our parents fulfilled their obligation to support us.
8.fundamental adj. 基础的，根本的；十分重要的
Fair pricing is a fundamental business principle.
1.These men, women and children fled armed conflicts, oppression or poverty at home in search of a better life.
in search of寻找，寻求
He went in search of a doctor for his sick wife.
2.The leaders promised to increase intelligence sharing and tighten national boarders to cut off financing for extremists.
They cut off all medical supplies.
3.He said that some of Cameron's demands are "highly problematic as they touch upon fundamental freedoms of our internal market."
touch upon简单涉及; 论及
She really could not touch upon such an indelicate subject.
这些男子，女子和儿童逃离本国的武装冲突，压迫或贫困，追求更好的生活。欧洲大陆现在面临第二次世界大战以来最大的移民危机 。这个问题引发许担忧，许多国家呼吁进行改革 。
欧洲委员会发言人马加里蒂斯·斯希纳斯(Margaritis Schinas)对该言论做出了回应。他说，卡梅伦的一些要求“问题非常大，因为它们涉及我们内部市场的基本自由 。”他称涉及欧元的问题非常“困难” 。但是他称寻找方法更好地与国家议会交涉是“切实可行的” 。
卡梅伦首相表示，他希望英国仍然是欧盟的一部分。但是他承诺在2017年底之前就该问题举行全民公投 。他说，如果选民们选择离开欧元区，那么这就是最终决定，英国不接受任何形式的重新谈判或第二次全民公投 。