The new reports says that the educational levels of refugees will leave them "poorly prepared" for workforce.
The plan drew fierce objections from some east European countries, notably the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
The 28-member bloc has struggled to find a unified response to the crisis.
Kerry did not say how many of the additional refugees would be from Syria.
European politicians believe they are picking up the pieces for America's invasion of Iraq.
Naguib Sawiris says he has written to the prime ministers of Greece and Italy.
"The focus will be on the border to Austria at first."
Australia will also extend its airstrike campaign against ISIS into Syria, [rime minister Tony Abbot has said.
A viral Icelandic Facebook group has inspired Americans to help Syrian refugees.
Driven by history and economic necessity, she has shown compassion, crucial leadership.
"It was just such a horrible situation in Hungary."
The fundraising campaign started in reaction to the UK's 'inhumane' response to the refugee crisis.
Germany says it cannot go on absorbing a disproportionate share of asylum seekers.
The migrants were found during a rescue operation which saved 430 other people, the Italian coast guard said.
The government confirmed today that it had suspended the EU's Dublin Regulation, but only in relation to Syrian refugees
Macedonia declared a state of emergency in two border regions.
Foreign governments meet in Berlin on Thursday to discuss funding the humanitarian response to Syria's refugee crisis.