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Sweden announced agreement between EU countries on asylum reform

Sweden announced agreement between EU countries on asylum reform

The timing is involuntary but resonates in French news. A Syrian with refugee status in Sweden Attacked children in a park in Annecy Thursday morning, sparking criticism fromto the right In Migration Policy, Swedish Presidency European union The deal on asylum reform was announced Thursday evening. Earlier in the evening, Italy and Greece were still sharing opposition.

The reform provides a framework for unity among member states in governance RefugeesAnd a quick review Asylum applications For easy repatriation of certain migrants at the borders to their country of origin or transit. The green light paves the way for talks with the European Parliament, with a view to adopting the reform before European elections in June 2024. “These are not easy decisions for everyone around the table, but these are historic decisions,” the German interior welcomed. Minister Nancy Feser.

Italy “will not be a welcome center for migrants”

there Poland And Hungary voted against these plans Bulgaria, Malta, Lithuania and Slovakia abstained, we learned from the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which led the long and complex negotiations. A little earlier, ten member states, including Italy Greece, had expressed their opposition or reservations about the proposals on the table. A new compromise text was then drawn up in order to mobilize as many people as possible, especially the Mediterranean countries, which are the countries from which migrants come to the EU.

Italian minister Matteo Piantedosi expressed satisfaction at seeing “all his proposals” accepted. “We rejected the hypothesis that Italy and all Member States would be given the first entry amount. I’Italy “We will not be a welcome center for migrants on behalf of Europe,” he said in a statement.

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20,000 euros per asylum seeker

One of the texts approved by ministers provides for mandatory but “flexible” uniformity within the EU in the care of asylum seekers. Member States must accommodate a certain number of applicants under pressure for an EU country. Migrant, or failure to make financial contributions. About 20,000 euros are planned for each asylum seeker who is not resettled. These sums will be paid into a fund managed by the Commission and intended to finance projects linked to migration management.

The other text approved by ministers obliges member states to implement a faster procedure for examining asylum applications (maximum 12 weeks) in centers located at borders for migrants who are statistically less likely to be granted refugee status. This is the case with Moroccans, for example.AlgeriaTunisia, Senegal, Bangladesh and Pakistan,” commented Nicole de Moor, Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration.