Illegal immigration: The functioning of the external borders

the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer (CSU) wants to use the German EU-presidency, up to the end of the year, an agreement on a European asylum law. Then

Illegal immigration: The functioning of the external borders

the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer (CSU) wants to use the German EU-presidency, up to the end of the year, an agreement on a European asylum law. Then the next presidency, Portugal would implement the compromise in the rules, said Seehofer on Thursday in Vienna. He added: "If we are more successful, for me".

First, he was waiting for the September announced the right of Asylum proposed by the EU-Commission. The need to be fair and human, but also "a basic level of order" in the immigration bring. The citizens expected this, as the sentiment in favor of radical parties show. He knew, moreover, no one in the EU, which is the current practice satisfied.

Seehofer said figures, against the Background of increasing Immigration. Every day 300 to 400 migrants, is something new in Germany. The are about as much as before, the Corona-crisis. Of his colleagues in the transit countries of the Western Balkans, he hear, "that the development will continue". Seehofer sees this as a further confirmation of the fact that the protection of the external borders of the EU does not work. An essential part of the new EU proposal for the asylum policy must include securing the borders, the Minister of the interior: "The functioning of the external borders. Hopefully, this is the core of the proposal of the Commission.“

Crucial that the members of the Union on a uniform procedure for the assessment of asylum applications some of. The Geneva Convention could be a good basis. Whether the protection of external borders against illegal and unwanted Migration would then be taken over by the EU, for example through the EU Agency Frontex, or whether the nation States, the to be seen in its own right on the basis of the new asylum law would do, staying.

Illegal border crossings take

Seehofer made it clear that it is also important to allow for the migration of legal workers and to stop unwanted Migration in the countries of origin. A better cooperation with those States belong, in order to combat the cause of Flight on-site. Also necessary is agreement on a simplified Return of rejected asylum seekers need to be. Germany have started this week with the first repayments, said Seehofer.

How hard is that, its made understanding for those States that take in the light of the Corona-crisis, there is currently no state citizens. Seehofer had participated in route to one of his Austrian colleague, Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) - oriented conference to curb illegal Migration across the Balkans. By means of better coordination of the participating 18 States want to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration. To do this, is to be built in Vienna, a new "platform", the measures taken by the EU kidney with those of the countries of the Western Balkans, better coordination, said Nehammer. It will go next to the frontier is also the possibility of a Return of people without the right to stay, and faster asylum procedure.

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 14:20

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