Discord The Twenty-Seven are divided on the solidarity mechanisms to be put in place to relieve the countries on the front line in receiving migrants
< img class="aligncenter" src="/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/reception-of-migrantsnbsp-after-the-crisis-between-rome-and-paris-extraordinary-meeting-of-ministers-of- lintérieur-de-lue-19cd14d.jpg" alt="Reception of migrants: After the crisis between Rome and Paris, extraordinary meeting of EU Interior Ministers" />Migrants react aboard the humanitarian ship Ocean Viking heading for France with 230 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, November 10, 2022. — Vincenzo Circosta/AP/SIPA < p>The migration issue in Europe casts a chill. EU interior ministers will meet on 25 November in Paris. Brussels to discuss migration policy after the Franco-Italian crisis over the reception of a boat of migrants, announced Thursday the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Rome’s refusal to accommodate the Ocean Viking ship, with 230 migrants to leave; his board, finally welcomed in France, provoked a diplomatic crisis with Paris. France had claimed “European initiatives” for “better control of external borders and solidarity mechanisms” The Czech Presidency has announced on Twitter having summoned an “Extraordinary Council for Home Affairs” where “ministers will address the current situation on all migration routes”.
The migration issue is a bone of contention between the Twenty-Seven. They are divided on the mechanisms of solidarity; to put in place to relieve the countries on the front line in receiving migrants, particularly in the Mediterranean. Central European countries are hostile to any relocation of migrants on their territory, whereas the Dublin regulation entrusts the examination of an asylum application to the country through which the candidate entered; in the EU.
The November 25 meeting is expected to address the reform of asylum rules, stalled since 2015, as well as border protection and solidarity mechanisms, said the meeting. a European diplomat to AFP. EU policy towards countries of origin and transit of migrants, as well as the role of NGOs “instrumentalised by smugglers”, will also be at the heart of the discussions, said ; this diplomat. “The tensions between France and Italy are a problem, they must be defused,” he added.
The spokesman for the French government, Olivier Véran, had qualified of “unacceptable” Italy’s refusal to host the Ocean Viking. He had asked; to Europe “to decide very quickly on the follow-up; give”. In announcing his decision to accommodate the boat, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin had indicated that, as a retaliatory measure, France was suspending with “immediate effect” the planned reception of 3,500 migrants currently in Italy. The head of the Italian government Giorgia Meloni had denounced an “aggressive” and “unjustified”, recalling that his country had already welcomed nearly 90,000 migrants since the beginning of the year.