US News Rome calls on the EU to relocate migrants landed in Italy

04:25  12 may  2021
04:25  12 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Des migrants attendent d'être secourus par des sauveteurs de SOS Méditerranée et Médecins sans frontières, le 24 mai 2016, au large des côtes libyennes. © Gabriel Bouys / AFP migrants expect to be rescued by rescuers from SOS Mediterranean and doctors without borders on May 24, 2016, off the Libyan coast.

Portugal chairing the Council of Europe has organized a conference on migratory flows while the EU prepares a new Covenant on the issue. Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Senegal, Niger, Egypt and Libya made the trip to Lisbon, as a sign of openness to dialogue.

with our correspondent in Lisbon, Marie-Line Darcy

for Portugal, the presence of African countries at the conference on migratory flows was in itself a reason for satisfaction. The dialogue is established and the lines of convergence plotted, said in substance the Minister of the Interior Eduardo Cabrita.

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But for Ilva Joahansson, the European Commissioner in charge of domestic affairs, progress is in fact very slow. The Lisbon meeting was marked by the intervention of Italy which again calls for the rapidly implemented "concrete and solid, emergency" solidarity mechanisms within the borders of the Union, on the model of those provided for in the Malta Agreements in 2019, which made it possible to relocate migrants in a dozen countries, including France, Germany, Portugal, Romania or Finland. Between January 1 and May 11, Rome saw landing on the islands of Lampedusa and Sicily nearly 13,000 parts of the North African coasts on fortune boats, three times more than in 2020 to the same period and 10 times more than in 2019, according to the government's figures.

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At the same time, Europeans seek to develop cooperation mechanisms for a more targeted intervention in the countries of origin. migrants. And to strengthen the fight against human traffickers. The voluntary return and reintegration in the countries of origin, and the establishment of corridors of legal emigration received a welcome. The Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grand Marlaska considered that "the only way to effectively manage migratory flows was to invest in relations between countries of origin, transit and destination."

For the moment, the new Covenant on Migratory Flows remains the most complex of the European agenda. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi wishes to see added the issue of migrants on the agenda of the European Council on 24 and 25 May, according to the press.

Migrants: The EU is looking for an agreement with Tunisia and Libya .
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