US News Migrants: Lithuania pleads for the reinforcement of the external borders of the EU

06:10  22 january  2022
06:10  22 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

Confederation reports so many asylum applications as since 2017 no longer

 Confederation reports so many asylum applications as since 2017 no longer Berlin. The takeover by the Taliban, the migration route via Belarus: that 2021 more asylum seekers came to Germany, has several reasons. A comparison with 2020 is not available. Because in the year one of the pandemic many borders were pretty dense. © Pavel Golovkin migrants at the food issue in the Polish-Belarusian border area. in Germany has been asked as many asylum applications last year as no longer since 2017.

La Lituanie a fait construire à sa frontière un mur de quatre mètres de haut, surmonté par des barbelés et vidéo surveillée. © AFP - Petras Malukas Lithuania has built on its border a wall of four meters high, overcome by barbed wire and watch.

Many European ministers from the interior found themselves Friday in Vilnius to discuss the protection of the European Union's borders on the appeal of Lithuania. The country has undergone this summer a massive migration wave. More than 4,000 people crossed the border between Belarus and Lithuania. A hybrid attack organized by Alexander Loukachenko for Vilnius who argues for strengthening the external borders of the European Union.

They are 16 countries of the European Union to wish a better protected external border. How to go about it ? This is what they discussed after traveling 40 kilometers from Vilnius to see what the new barrier built by Lithuania, reports our correspondent mariele vituitreau .

In visit to Athens, Pécresse boasts the Greek model on Immigration

 In visit to Athens, Pécresse boasts the Greek model on Immigration The candidate of the Republicans was Friday in Athens for Vante the action "Exemplary" of Greece in terms of immigration. © Petros Giannakouris / PA / SIPA In visit to Athens, the candidate LR to the French presidential election Valérie Pécresse boasted on Friday the action "copy" of Greece in matters of immigration, on the eve of a displacement in the Camp on the Greek Island of Samos, which she described as "model" for the border countries of the EU.

Four meters high, topped by underweight baricles and video: This is the perfect example of what participants would like. They mentioned in their statement wanting the construction of physical barriers, surveillance infrastructures and a redesign of the Schengen code.

At the border between Lithuania and Belarus, the flow of migrants has grown this winter. The calm can be misleading emphasized the head of the border guards. But now, the migration flow is no longer the only threat to the doors of Lithuania for AGNE BILOITAITE, Minister of the Interior. "The geopolitical context has changed, the soldiers are in Ukraine, are in Belarus. This new situation must be taken into account. "

" The refreshments are illegal ", insists the European Commission

for Lithuania, decisions must be made quickly. But the response of the European Commissioner to Poland, Lithuania and Latvia who intend to build barriers is clear "it is a long-standing position of the commission not to finance walls or barbels".

Rennes: A hundred migrants invest a gym

 Rennes: A hundred migrants invest a gym A large part of these people were up to present in a center managed by a Scouting Association in the Rennesi Rennaise © C. Allain / 20 minutes Illustration of a Rally of tents on a migrant camp in Rennes.

A welcome reminder, estimates the researcher François GEMENNE, but a little vain. "Unfortunately, we know that the Commission's voice weighs little on these asylum and migration issues. It is the European Council that decides and has already decided to finance the construction in particular of a wall at the border with Poland.

Poland faced with the instrumentalization of asylum seekers by Belarus has thus repressed by Syrian asylum seekers, including families. But illegal refreshments have been found in many countries including Greece, or Croatia.

"We never cross a border illegally when it is to ask for asylum, when his life is in danger. And the problem is that more and more European states pushed back to the frontier those who would like to enter the EU so as not to manage these asylum applications themselves.

passing attempts have decreased significantly in recent weeks at the North-Eastern borders of the EU but according to charity associations, alone at the Lithuanian border, nearly 8,200 people have been denied the entrance to the territory European.

A traffic of migrants between West Africa and Europe dismantled in Niger .
© AFP / Issouf Sanogo Migrants leave the city of Agadez to join Libya to try to reach Europe. (Illustration Image June 2015) This is the result of ten days of joint investigation by Nigerian, French and Spanish policies. Twenty people were arrested in Niamey and Maradi, according to the Nigerian police. Objects and false documents have also been seized. Photos, published by Nigerian media, for example show license plates and identity documents.

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