×
ECR

Migration policy must have public support

6 September 2017

Migration policy must have public support

The EU will not solve the migration & asylum crisis by forcing reluctant EU countries to adopt rules they have opposed from the beginning, said ECR Group co-chair Syed Kamall today following the publication by the European Commisison of a series of progress reports on migration and a judgement from the European Court of Justice on the relocation of asylum seekers.

The EU will not solve the migration & asylum crisis by forcing reluctant EU countries to adopt rules they have opposed from the beginning, said ECR Group co-chair Syed Kamall today following the publication by the European Commisison of a series of progress reports on migration and a judgement from the European Court of Justice on the relocation of asylum seekers.

The reports evaluate the EU’s Relocation and Resettlement scheme, European Border and Coast Guard, EU-Turkey Statement and Partnership Framework on Migration.

They follow this morning’s decision by the ECJ to overrule Hungary and Slovakia’s objections to the compulsory fixed-quota scheme, under which less than 28,000 people have been relocated, significantly less than the 160,000 asylum seekers envisaged when the scheme was introduced in September 2015.

Mr. Kamall said: “The EU would be more successful if voters in individual EU countries actually backed the policies that the EU adopted in the first place, rather than forcing them through without consensus amongst all members states. Today’s reports from the European Commission proves that relocation isn’t working, the numbers speak for themselves.

“We now need to focus on specific and co-ordinated actions. More support needs to be offered to individual EU countries to strengthen reception and processing capacities, speed up the decision-making process and the return of failed asylum applicants. The EU should also focus more on tackling irregular migration at its sources, and by combatting traffickers who exploit refugees and economic migrants into making dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean.”

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

ECR Group

2 days ago

ECR MEPs Assita Kanko and Anna Fotyga stand up for the #ZamfaraGirls in the European Parliament after the ruthless… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Europe's Future

2 days ago

What kind of #EU do we want? What's the position of #Romania? We belong in the EU, but we need to work on a union… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Europe's Future

2 days ago

It should be remembered that the constant transfer of competences from the national level to the #EU level, without… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Europe's Future

2 days ago

We have a strong feeling that decentralising the #EU is in the common interest of the entire #EUropeanUnion. We see… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Europe's Future

2 days ago

We believe in a #EUrope of sovereign nations. We must stop the process of #EU centralisation. We believe that str… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Europe's Future

2 days ago

We want a "True #Europe" that recognises its roots and defend its values; not one of supranational institutions tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Europe's Future

2 days ago

The greater the distance between citizens and authorities, the less trust in those authorities. That’s why we call… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Europe's Future

2 days ago

The discussion on the #FutureOfEurope is a sterile discussion of unintelligible notions; of projects and promises t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

2 days ago

ECR Group Co-Chair Ryszard Legutko cuts the ribbon on the @Reset_EU_ECR event in #Bucharest 🇷🇴 Join us now ⤵️ 🔴 We'… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…





© 2020. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group