The European Union (EU) on Thursday launched an effort to create a credible refugee policy to block the outskirts of the country and intensify efforts to repatriate migrants.
In the aftermath of World War II, 28 EU countries pledged to expedite and intensify the deportation of asylum-seekers facing their severe refugee emergency.
This underscored an important message: Europe must be very strict in deporting economic migrants if it wants to find enough goodwill among its people to continue to stay true refugees.
“Increased income rates should act as a barrier to irregular migration,” the meeting results said.
More than 500,000 people have been searching for the sanctuary or jobs this year. But of the people who fail to seek asylum or residency in the 28-nation EU, less than 40 percent actually return, and everyone agrees that it must change quickly.
“We need to see Europe improve its game,” said Theresa May, Britain’s interior minister.
“There is no basis for refugee policy if there is no return policy,” said French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. Life in Europe.
At the same time, he laid out for the EU a far-reaching plan to improve external borders by involving member states to provide more staff to the EU border agency, and eventually set up an autonomous international “corps” that could intervene anywhere.
In the short term, French authorities would have obliged member states to contribute more staff to the Frontex Border Agency based on their population, wealth and other criteria.
Last week, Frontex requested 775 additional staff to deal with the immigration crisis in Greece and Italy. This will double the agency’s staff now on about 30 ships in the Mediterranean.
In the long run, France is proposing a multinational European border security force with greater autonomous powers to operate and control crises.
To further counter the mass movement of migrants via the Balkans, EU ministers discussed better cooperation with their colleagues from the region and countries along the border with Syria, from where many refugees have fled the war.
At the meeting between the Balkans many ministers praised the better understanding, and they often fought over who should be responsible for the refugees arriving as refugees through their countries.
“It’s more efficient than throwing problems at each other,” said Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Conders. “This is a complex humanitarian crisis that requires concrete cooperation.”
On Thursday, the European Union allocated an additional 400 400 million ($ 451 million) to address the refugee emergency.
Most of the money – 300 million euros – will be used to help Syrian refugees in countries outside the EU, including Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
It will also fund the creation of 120 jobs in three major European companies working in the migration front; Frontex, EASO Asylum Support Office and Policy Agency Europol.
About மில்லியன் 56 million will be allocated for humanitarian assistance.