Negotiations on Migration Pact must progress urgently
“The new proposals contain a number of important elements that we have long called for. First of all, the proposals will mean that the Dublin regulation that has caused so much disproportionate pressure on frontline member states will be withdrawn and replaced by solidarity measures. Instead, there is also for the first time a legal acknowledgement that every state in Europe has a responsibility to deal with this issue. This is not something that any state can deal with alone and this is a good step forward. It means that there will finally be meaningful solidarity by every member state either in terms of relocation or crucially in terms of the return of those people, not eligible for protection in Europe. In this way no state will be able to exonerate itself from responsibility.”
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