In 2017 130,000 migrants have reached the shores of Europe through the Mediterranean. The numbers of arrivals by sea have been dropping since 2015, when a record 1 million migrants arrived.
British MPs have voted in favour of a bill to end Britain's EU membership, despite opposition, a key moment for the government's Brexit strategy.
While the German government repeated its plan on Friday to consider freezing or even ending accession talks with Turkey, European Union foreign ministers shrugged off the idea and instead stressed the need for dialogue.
In addition to EU member states, countries of Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein have committed to relocating people. Norway has accepted 1,508 relocated people, Switzerland 1,122 and Lichtenstein 10.
European Union member states want to improve "the exchange of information," they said after a meeting Tuesday.
Britain, a member of the EU since 1973, is set to become the first country ever to leave the bloc in March 2019, following a referendum last year.