25.01.16: updated statistics: 257 relocated from Italy, 157 from Greece
05.01.16: Member States’ Support to Emergency Relocation Mechanism [hint: things aren’t looking so good]
The fear is that if too many other countries want to send refugees away and too few want to take them in, a domino effect could collapse the whole process, which is already proving a nightmare to implement.
Lisa de Bode at Al Jazeera America notes that the first 20 individuals are being relocated to Sweden from a camp in Italy under the EU refugee quota system.
Lithuania offered to resettle 1,105 refugees in the next two years but doesn’t appear to have any takers yet.
[updates as I hear of more relocations.]