×
ECR

Cautious optimism over European Commission plan to work with African and Middle East nations

7 June 2016

Cautious optimism over European Commission plan to work with African and Middle East nations

The European Commission today presented a new immigration proposal which intends to provide financial support to link the main African and Middle Eastern transit countries to two conditions

The European Commission today presented a new immigration proposal which intends to provide financial support to link the main African and Middle Eastern transit countries to two conditions: firstly, these countries seek to discourage migrants from seeking travel to Europe, and secondly they must take back illegal migrants from Europe.

“MEP Helga Stevens, ECR home affairs deputy spokesman, reacted with cautious optimism to the plan: “We need to work with all of the countries around the Mediterranean to help reduce the intake of refugees into Europe. Combined with a robust border policy and action to tackle the traffickers we can finally begin to look at a global handling of the migration crisis.
“We need to show transit countries outside the EU that they must live up to their responsibilities and accept the returns of people who entered Europe as economic migrants, otherwise they risk losing support and aid.
“Most importantly, we need to help to create better living conditions in the countries of origin, because otherwise people will continue to risk their lives. A stable and economically prosperous home region prevents people from making a perilous journey. It therefore makes sense that countries wanting to cooperate with us to stem the flows can count on more help, as investment would help to reduce unemployment and poverty in the origin countries of emigration.”

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

ECR Group

12 hours ago

✅ APPROVED! We welcome today's vote to improve the EU's funding for cross-border transport & infrastructure. Our ME… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

13 hours ago

✅ MEPs back @ZdzKrasnodebski's new plan to boost competitiveness of EU #defence sector. "Dreams of an EU army won't… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

14 hours ago

"Last night's tragic attack in #Strasbourg highlights the urgent need for us to deal with this sad new reality" sai… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

N-VA EU

16 hours ago

"The terrorist attacks in Strasbourg highlight the imminent threat & absolute urgency of dealing better with this s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

17 hours ago

As the only true champion of #freetrade in the #EP & only group whose actions matches their rhetoric, we're "disap… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

17 hours ago

"Failure to eliminate barriers to the #SingleMarket, especially in area of services, is stifling growth", says… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Jan Zahradil

17 hours ago

Great news for #freetrade! The #EUJapanEPA has just been ratified by the @Europarl_EN. This is the biggest trade de… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

17 hours ago

The #EUJapanEPA is the biggest bilateral #trade deal ever. We in the ECR support deals like this. We need more of t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

18 hours ago

✅The @Europarl_EN has just approved the 🇯🇵🇪🇺 Economic Partnership agreement, "increasing exports to Japan by up to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Mark Demesmaeker

19 hours ago

Starting now in @Europarl_EN : #SakharovPrize award ceremony for Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia Oleg Sentso… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…





© 2018. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group