US News News in drawing: Europe and its new "pact for migration"

15:45  25 september  2020
15:45  25 september  2020 Source:   france24.com

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L’Europe et son nouveau © Zach for Cartooning for peace Europe and its new "pact for migration", caricatured by the Filipino press cartoonist and columnist , Zach. September 2020.

This week, Cartooning for Peace illustrates the "European Pact on Migration and Asylum", unveiled on September 23 by the President of the European Commission, Ursula Van der Leyen. Forgotten about the mandatory quotas for the distribution of refugees decided after the 2015 crisis, this new pact proposes a "solidarity mechanism" between the 27 which emphasizes the return of irregular migrants.

On September 9, the fire in the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, where more than 20,000 migrants were crowded in inhuman conditions, made Europe face up to its responsibilities. Faced with the failure of the Dublin Regulation in the migration crisis of 2015 , Europe is trying to find a satisfactory solution for all EU Member States, including the countries of Central Europe, resistant to the reception of migrants.

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On September 23, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed a new "migration pact" which imposes "compulsory solidarity", in particular through the accelerated processing of asylum requests in order to relieve the countries reception (mainly Greece and Italy).

But this measure carries with it the risk of an equally accelerated return of asylum seekers to their countries of origin, in the event of refusal. And EU countries that do not want to take asylum seekers will have to participate in the return of rejected applicants from the European country where they arrived to their state of origin.

Filipino cartoonist and columnist Zach , who contributes cartoons for Assortedge, an emerging online media organization in the Philippines, illustrates the deadlock that awaits asylum seekers when they show up at the gates of Europe. He recently became one of the new members of the Cartoon Movement , an international platform for press cartoons.

Germany. A far-right AfD spokesperson speaks of "slaughtering" or "gassing" migrants .
© Odd ANDERSEN / AFP Christian Lüth, in March 2017 in Berlin. Spokesman for Germany’s far-right AfD said in a meeting with a journalist that migrants could be “shot” or “gassed,” Die Zeit reported on Monday (September 28th). A documentary filmed on a hidden camera will broadcast these remarks in the evening. Migrants can be shot or gassed.

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