EU Commissioner for Ylva Johansson has been concerned about the dramatic Arrival of migrants on the Canary Islands is shown. That so many people were on the way about the “deadliest” refugee route, in proof of the necessity of a Reform of the asylum and migration policy, said the Swedish news Agency dpa in Brussels.
On the Spain and the Canary Islands, the number of incoming migrants has increased significantly the last. Since the beginning of the year almost 14,000 migrants came in open boats from Africa across the Atlantic ocean – about seven times as many as in the prior-year period. Least 140 people were drowned two weeks ago while trying to reach the Canary Islands.
EU interior Ministers discuss Reform of the asylum law
On the spot it now come out that those who had no right to international protection, would effectively returned, said Johansson. At the same time, the right to asylum must be preserved. With views of the Corona-crisis for both the Incoming as well as for the local population basic health care should be adhered to standards.
Johansson had proposed in September a Reform of the for years blocked the EU asylum and migration policy. With views of the Canary Islands, she stressed, especially in an effective Repatriation of rejected asylum-seekers, as well as a closer partnership with countries of Transit and origin of migrants. So the people could be prevented from making their way to Europe. Also people smugglers and their networks would have to be fought. In addition, the EU should support the States impacted countries and thus, would allow for full accommodation of asylum seekers. On this Friday, the EU advised the Minister of the interior on the reform plans.