On Wednesday, the EU Commission wants to present a new proposal for the reform of the asylum migration policy, which has been blocked for years, which the EU states and the European Parliament will then have to negotiate. She said a "task force will help improve conditions for people on the island in a durable manner".
Migrant arrivals have dropped significantly since 2015 when well over 1 million people entered Europe, majority Syrians fleeing conflict, and the decrease in numbers is largely because of a deal the European Union struck with Turkey, paying billions of euros to persuade Ankara to stop people leaving.
A country would receive $11,750 from the bloc's budget per adult taken in.
Under the new proposal, those arriving would be assigned to specific countries based on family links, history of education or work, or having a visa issued by a member state. The new plan would mandate participation from all member states in a bid to share the burden across the bloc.
"We support Commissioner Johansson and contributing member states in their efforts to relocate children from Greece".
Those not willing, could take charge of deporting people whose applications are refused.
The most contentious element would impose a legal obligation on each state to host an assigned number of refugees - something eastern nations including Poland and Hungary are dead against - as well as other forms of "mandatory solidarity".
Migrants from countries with a lower than 20 percent positive response rate to asylum applications, such as Tunisia or Morocco, will be processed at the border and within 12 weeks. Those countries that do not take back their citizens could find it more hard to secure European visas. "Agree that solidarity must not be optional", said Prime Minister Robert Abela.Читайте также: Australia to dispose of 400 dead stranded whales
The proposal disappointed migrants' rights activists and refugee agencies, who had hoped for compulsory quotas for refugee settlement and an end to a "Fortress Europe" ringed by squalid refugee camps.
"It's a compromise between xenophobia and cowardice", tweeted professor of environmental geopolitics Francois Gemenne.
Under the proposals, migrants arriving at Europe's outside borders without permission would be screened within five days. New border and screening procedures - including a new facility on Lesvos - are bound to create more bottlenecks, with thousands of people ending up in detention for extended periods of time.
People saved at sea would be relocated in the bloc - rather than sent back - with charities not criminalised for rescues.
And if a country is subject to migratory "pressure", and believes that it cannot take care of migrants, it can request the activation of a "compulsory solidarity mechanism" by the Commission.
But the plan is likely, nevertheless, to face a rough reception in national capitals, many of which are keen to see the European Union take ownership of the problem, without wanting to take charge of large numbers of refugees on their own soil.
After opening Germany's doors to Syrian refugees back in 2015, Ms. Merkel suffered electoral setbacks as the far right surged on anti-immigration sentiment.
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