The ministers of the interior of the 27 member states will discuss it on Tuesday, after the postponement to the last European Council, but we are still far from finding a meeting point on the theme ofimmigration between Italy and the other European countries less likely to move away from the system designed by Dublin Agreements. The Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council with responsibility for European Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola, go back to the topic and manifest “concern” due to the fact that the talks “proceed slowly”. But sources of Brussels they answer asking greater “flexibility” on the part of Rome which, they say, by remaining firm on its positions is hindering reaching an agreement.
Italy dissatisfied with the Pact on migration. But Brussels: “Rome is more flexible”
“We have raised the issue since May and it will arrive at the next European Council because the negotiation currently under discussion in Brussels, the so-called Pact for immigration, it goes very slowly and therefore we are worried ”, said Amendola a Rai News24 after having expressed, in recent weeks, the dissatisfaction of the Italian government with the proposals of the European Commission contained in the new Covenant. “We think that this agreement is also fundamental for making a leap in quality in Europe, which is very divided and it has no elements of solidarity and also of effectiveness for the management of migratory flows ”, he added, explaining that as a country“ we are asking that this negotiation go to the heart of the debate between political leaders ”. The undersecretary then concluded by saying that “this pact contains various elements of European legislation, for now the proposals that the Commission has put forward do not find the agreement of all countries. It is a question of giving life to an integrated, effective and obviously supportive management of migratory flows. It serves Europe to get out of 10 years of divisions, and also of tragedies that we have experienced above all in ours Mediterranean Sea“.
But the answer to Italy’s words comes precisely from Brussels. European sources claim that “discussions are ongoing, but it is not clear whether they will lead to an agreement”. And they point the finger at Italy’s attitude: “It should be a little more helpful and flexible in negotiations, to make progress. It is sometimes forgotten that France e Germany they have received and continue to receive more refugees and migrants than in Italy ”.
Discussion postponed to the working lunch of EU interior ministers, at the Council on Tuesday in Luxembourg: “The agenda does not include a specific point on Italy’s request for the relocation of migrants, but the discussion between ministers will be the opportunity for Italy to talk about it – the sources continue – Currently there is no formal debate on a solidarity mechanism for the summer. But as always there is action and coordination on a voluntary basis. Member States helped Italy e Malta when there was a need, with the coordination of the Commission “.
From Denmark ok to the analysis of asylum requests outside the EU. Commission: “Worry”
Greece e Denmark They “worry” the European executive. If in Athens it remains to be verified the veracity of the reports according to which the security forces at the border are using sound cannons to stop migrants coming from the Turkey, not to like a Palazzo Berlaymont is the result of Parliament’s vote of Copenhagen favorable to processing of asylum requests outside Europe.
The EU, explains a spokesman for the European Commission, “shares the concerns expressed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees both on the compatibility of Denmark’s international obligations and on the risk of undermining the foundations of the international refugee protection system”. This is because such a measure “raises questions aboutaccess to asylum procedures and protection “. Specifically, the new law allows Denmark to open reception centers for asylum seekers outside their national territory, de facto relocating them to Third countries. A squeeze on immigration by the social democratic government led by the premier Mette Frederiksen which aims to discourage the arrival of migrants in the Nordic country and which, for this reason, has obtained the support of the right and extreme right by passing by a large majority.