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Saturday, 23 January 2016

IMMIGRATION & POLICY

Q&A: What the EU is doing about the migrant crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — Following the death of more than 40 people off the Greek islands Friday, here are some questions and answers about the migrant crisis and what Europe is doing to respond to it. More than a million people entered the bloc in 2015 and around 3,700 died or went missing on the way. Already in the first three weeks of this year, another 37,000 people have entered the EU, according to the International Organization for Migration.


WHY ARE PEOPLE DYING?

Most people are arriving in Greece after a 6 or 7 mile hop from the Turkish coast, though some still cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy. Often their boats are un-seaworthy, and few have reliable lifejackets, if they have any flotation device at all. Also, the EU has no active search and rescue mission. Coastguards and rescue ships react to mayday calls as they are required to under international law, but this takes time. EU countries so far refuse to share sovereignty over their waters with other countries, so the bloc cannot legally establish a search and rescue mission. A new beefed-up European border agency scheme is to be announced in March, but the agency will not have proactive search and rescue powers.

WHAT HAS THE EU DONE TO HELP?
The EU has beefed up the current Frontex border agency and launched a naval operation to hunt human traffickers. To ease the number of arrivals and prevent dangerous journeys across the sea, EU nations agreed to resettle at least 20,000 refugees by bringing them in directly from countries outside Europe.

Twenty-three nations also accepted to share 160,000 refugees arriving in Greece and Italy over two years to lighten the two countries' burden. However, as of Jan. 21, fewer than 400 of the 160,000 potential refugees had moved on to new homes. This is partly because only four expert teams have been set up of the total 11 that had been planned in Greece and Italy to determine who qualifies for asylum.

On top of that, the EU is to provide more than $3 billion plus assistance and assets to Turkey, as well as to countries neighboring Libya that migrants leave or travel across to get to Europe. It hopes its investment will encourage more border police action in those countries.

WHAT MORE IS PLANNED?

The EU's executive Commission has demanded that the expert teams should be working within a month. To better control the Turkey-Greece maritime border, the EU will look to endorse before July a European border and coast guard.


In March, the Commission will introduce policy proposals to control entry and exit more tightly, better register travelers and change the rules governing the Schengen passport-free zone that allows people to travel without border checks or visas through 26 countries in Europe. Currently the rules oblige people seeking refuge to apply for asylum in the country they first arrive in, which would mostly mean Greece and Italy. Those two are overwhelmed and they, along with many others, want this system modified.

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Editor's Mail

Love the article on Gaddafi
We must rise above tribalism & divide & rule of the colonialist who stole & looted our treasure & planted their puppets to lord it over us..they alone can decide on whosoever is performing & the one that is corrupt..but the most corrupt nations are the western countries that plunder the resources of other nations & make them poorer & aid the rulers to steal & keep such ill gotten wealth in their country..yemen,syria etc have killed more than gadhafi but its not A̷̷̴ good investment for the west(this is laughable)because oil is not in these countries..when obasanjo annihilated the odi people in rivers state, they looked away because its in their favour & interest..one day! Samosa Iyoha

Hello from
Johannesburg
I was amazed to find a website for Africans in Hungary.
Looks like you have quite a community there. Here in SA we have some three million Zimbabweans living in exile and not much sign of going home ... but in Hungary??? Hope to meet you on one of my trips to Europe; was in Steirmark Austria near the Hungarian border earlier this month. Every good wish for 2011. Geoff in Jo'burg

I'm impressed by
ANH work but...
Interesting interview...
I think from what have been said, the Nigerian embassy here seem to be more concern about its nationals than we are for ourselves. Our complete disregard for the laws of Hungary isn't going to help Nigeria's image or going to promote what the Embassy is trying to showcase. So if the journalists could zoom-in more focus on Nigerians living, working and studying here in Hungary than scrutinizing the embassy and its every move, i think it would be of tremendous help to the embassy serving its nationals better and create more awareness about where we live . Taking the issues of illicit drugs and forged documents as typical examples.. there are so many cases of Nigerians been involved. But i am yet to read of it in e.news. So i think if only you and your journalists could write more about it and follow up on the stories i think it will make our nationals more aware of what to expect. I wouldn't say i am not impressed with your work but you need to be more of a two way street rather than a one way street . Keep up the good work... Sylvia

My comment to the interview with his excellency Mr. Adedotun Adenrele Adepoju CDA a.i--

He is an intelligent man. He spoke well on the issues! Thanks to Mr Hakeem Babalola for the interview it contains some expedient information.. B.Ayo Adams click to read editor's mail
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