Crime "The system encourages irregular migration": the European Union pinned for its inefficient
Fearing Afghan refugee influx, Turkey reinforces border
TATVAN, Turkey (AP) — Fearing a new refugee crisis, Turkey is sending soldiers to reinforce its border with Iran in order to stop a potential influx of Afghans fleeing the Taliban insurgency. Irregular arrivals are already up as Afghans who fled weeks and months ago show up at Turkey's rugged border area after a long trek across Iran. A group of Afghans encountered by The Associated Press near the border said they had deserted the Afghan military and fled the country as the Taliban offensive accelerated.“We came out of necessity.
In addition to being ineffective, thewould be counterproductive, according to the European Court of Auditors. Of the 500,000 foreigners who receive each year the Order to leave the EU because they are , only one third of actually returns to his country of origin or transit, voluntarily. or forced. This rate passes below 20% for returns to countries outside the European continent.
EU urged to help Afghan conflict refugees stay in the region
BRUSSELS (AP) — Afghanistan is not a safe place to deport migrants to, but the European Union should try to assist displaced people inside the conflict-ravaged country or elsewhere in the region rather than wait until they arrive on Europe’s doorstep, the bloc’s top migration official said Wednesday. “It’s not possible to send people back to Afghanistan in these days. It’s not safe,” EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said in a video statement.But Johansson said that “it’s important that we can help these people in Afghanistan, when possible, to return to their homes.
In his audit report, which relates to the period from 2015 to the mid-2020, the European Court of Auditors considers that "the EU's actions undertaken to strengthen cooperation with third countries in respect of third countries. readmission were relevant, but (have) given little results. "
"Migrants know that returns are not effective"
for the report manager, former Maltese Leo Brincat, "return system suffers from a lack of efficiency such as It produces the opposite effect of that expected: it encourages more than it discourages irregular migration, he declared at a press point. so that can actually encourage them to come. "
To promote these returns, the EU concluded since the beginning of the 2000s readmission agreements with 18 third countries (including Albania, Bosnia, Serbia, Pakistan, Georgia, Turkey, Belarus) and open discussions with six others (Morocco , Algeria, China, Tunisia, Jordan, Nigeria).
Merkel calls migrant push at EU's border 'unacceptable'
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that she found it unacceptable that refugees were being used to apply pressure to Poland and other European Union members on the border with Belarus. Speaking at a news conference during what she said she expected to be her last official visit to Poland as chancellor, Merkel appealed to Belarus, but also to Poland, to help people in difficult humanitarian conditions caught between the border of Poland and Belarus.
These agreements are parallel to the bilateral readmission agreements concluded by the Member States. The EU also negotiated between 2016 and 2018 six legally non-binding arrangements for return and readmission (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gambia). According to the auditors, these non-binding arrangements are more successful, thanks to their modular nature.
"We recommend that the Commission (European) adopt a more flexible approach when negotiating readmission agreements, creating synergies with Member States to facilitate readmission negotiations, strengthen incentives for countries Third party and improve the collection of readmissions data ", they indicate in the report.
A "carrot and stick" policy
These incentives for readmission must be a "carrot and stick" policy, estimates Leo Brincat. The auditors note that, "among the many tools available to the EU, only one has given tangible results: its visa policy, whose revised provisions can contribute to encouraging third countries to cooperate."
Six people injured in New Zealand in ISIS-inspired attack
Top of The World: An ISIS-inspired extremist has stabbed and injured six people in Auckland, New Zealand, three of them critically. And, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced that he will not run for re-election as party leader. Also, the UK has announced new sanctions against Myanmar, targeting the Htoo Group of Companies.Police stand outside the site of a knife attack at a supermarket in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 3, 2021.
Leo Brincat emphasizes that the situation in Belarus, accused by Europeans to encourage the passages of migrants to the EU in retaliation to the sanctions taken against him as a result of political repression, shows that "if political will is missing, or If the third country decides to instrumentalize migration, a readmission agreement is of little utility. "
He insists on the need of the EU of. The head of the report also deemed "disturbing" that the EU countries still have not been successful, six years after migration crisis, to . He hopes that this audit "feeds the debate around the new pact on the migration and asylum of the EU
Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Manchin: key energy provision of spending package 'makes no sense' .
Welcome to Monday's Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. Today we're looking at Joe Manchin's opposition to a key environmental component of the Democrats' reconciliation package, moderate House Democrats with their own reservations and a U.N. report with grim projections for the future of migration. For The Hill, we'reToday we're looking at Joe Manchin's opposition to a key environmental component of the Democrats' reconciliation package, moderate House Democrats with their own reservations and a U.N. report with grim projections for the future of migration.