Migrants, EU Commissioner Johansson on Sky TG24: “Human lives are saved by stopping departures”

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said: “We must have a very pragmatic approach to migration. With the new agreement we are proposing a specific solidarity mechanism for Italy.” When asked if the same standard used with Turkey could be used to prevent migration flows with Libya, he replied: “Each member country needs a specific approach.”

“I think we have to have a very practical and sober approach to immigration, it must be managed, and it will be better managed together within the European Union but also with the countries from which immigration comes.” This is what European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said, in an interview with the “Mondo” program by Massimo Leoni, for Sky TG24. “I will go tomorrow to Tunisia to try to find a solution to reduce departures, to manage immigration and the causes that lead to emigration, and also to make sure that those who do not have the right to remain in Italy can be returned to their countries of origin,” he added.

“In the Charter of the New Solidarity Mechanism for Italy”

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The European Commissioner for Home Affairs explained: “If we want to save lives, the most important thing is to make sure that migrants do not leave, they do not start these journeys by finding an opportunity to take legal pathways or even to find work in their own country and then better manage borders. With the agreement The new we propose – and confirmed – a specific solidarity mechanism for Italy. Every year, before one year, there will be a fixed number of deportations, so that those who arrive in Sicily, for example, are sent to the Member States that have committed themselves to this number of migrants. These A mechanism that has the necessary predictability and I hope the new immigration charter will be approved soon.”

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When asked whether the same scale used with Turkey could be used to prevent migration flows with Libya, he replied: “Each member country needs a specific and distinct approach. We cannot cut and paste, we must take into account the specific positions of the various partner countries. However, it is It is true that we must work with these countries so that we can manage immigration borders and also so that young people have more opportunities.Libya is not a safe country as a whole but we must save lives and it is also the duty of the Libyan Coast Guard to save lives at risk at sea, it is an obligation on All nations, it is part of international law. He concluded that what we have to do is invest to give better means to manage this situation.”

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