German Chancellor Olaf Scholz would have imposed himself today in the cabinet to ensure Germany's green light to reform the EU's asylum law. Berlin should therefore not abstain tomorrow from the meeting of interior ministers in Brussels on the crisis management regulation. Bild writes citing government circles. Scholz would thus have asserted his line on the protests of the Greens, in particular that of the Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock.
"Brussels wants us to break the failed pact on migrants before the next European elections. While illegal migrants attack our policemen, Brussels wants to force us to let them in. Another crazy idea of the Brussels bubble. We will not allow it!" Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban writes on X about the EU Pact on Migration
Meloni writes to EuMed9 partners: 'On migrants, fast and cohesive'
The importance of working on a common and cohesive position, in order to make action more effective, and the need to insist on the rapid implementation of the common approach, agreed at the February European Council. These are the contents of a letter that, according to what is learned, the President of the Council Giorgia Meloni sent to the partners of the EuMed9 format, in view of the Malta summit on Friday, and for information to Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel. The appeal, diplomatic sources explain, is to continue to commit to give signals and have immediate results, with a reference to the Memorandum with Tunisia.
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Metsola, optimistic about the progress of the EU Pact
"A country" that is facing a massive arrival of migratory flows as in Lampedusa, "an island of 6,000 citizens" that "suddenly receives 1,700 people in one day, another 3,000 another", "cannot be left alone and cannot feel left alone". So the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, in an interview with the pool of news agencies gathered in the European Newsroom.
Metsola stressed the need to "not separate the internal and external dimensions of immigration" and to "be consistent in the way we deal with neighboring countries". "Until we have found a solution that allows us to examine asylum applications outside the territory of the EU - he added - we will have to dialogue with those countries from which migrants have no other solution than to get on a boat".
The President of the European Parliament said she was "optimistic" about the progress of the EU Pact on migration. "We hope that this week or next week will unblock" the negotiations at the Council of the EU on the regulation of migration crises and that "we can proceed with the pact on migration", he stressed, adding that "there will be countries that will not accept it. This is nothing new, but a majority should be found. Balances will be found. The trilogues have continued", he added, reiterating the need to "do everything possible to unlock any last-minute hitch, during a presidency in which it is essential to solve the migration crisis from a legislative point of view".
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On the European Parliament's decision to suspend negotiations on the text for the European database for asylum applications and the one for joint screening of arrivals due to the stalemate at the EU Council, Metsola said he "does not consider the paused dossiers", arguing that "the pillar of migration security cannot be addressed only without the asylum pillar".
"I cannot justify the fact that in five years in office we have not been able to find a solution" on the EU Pact for Migration, "one of the best legislative proposals we have ever seen on the table", said Metsola, highlighting that "in the past we could have found majorities, but consensus has been used as a reason not to do so".
"The first question I am asked in Italy is: why are there no laws that are addressed at European level? Every time you ask it, you hear the answer that it is a European challenge that requires a European response: I cannot imagine facing my constituents and telling them that another five years have passed", the president continued, recalling the ten years since the tragedy of Lampedusa, when "the Mediterranean Sea was called the largest cemetery in the world". which will occur next week.
Metsola also said that "if you can do a naval mission in the Mediterranean to make sure that fewer people lose their lives, while at the same time making sure that the borders are respected, then this is something we could consider positively." "'This is a decision of the governments - he explained - but it is much discussed here'.
Von der Leyen, 'We need a quick agreement on migration and asylum'
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in a press point with the new Latvian Prime Minister, Evika Silina, said that "The hybrid attacks against our member countries are another reason why we need a swift political agreement on two key proposals: the Pact for Migration and Asylum, to have common rules in the EU, and the revision of the "communitarian" multiannual budget which provides for a supplement" of funds "for migration", denouncing what he called the
"cynical and inhuman instrumentalization of migrants by Belarus".
Weber, 'We ask Germany for a clear signal'
For his part, EPP leader Manfred Weber said: "We expect there to be a signal at the Home Affairs Council for an agreement on the Compact on Migration. If we do not have the whole package on the table, the European Parliament will continue to block negotiations at the trilogue", during a press briefing from Split, where the Study Days of the People's Party will be held, with the presence among others of von der Leyen and Metsola.
"The lack of an agreement on the Pact on Migrants would damage the election campaign. There is no other option than to have the agreement under the Spanish Presidency. I expect Berlin to support the outcome of the negotiations on the crisis regulation. We ask Germany for a clear signal, and yesterday on the crisis regulation dossier there were confused words from Mr Baerbock. Germany accepted the agreement under the Czech presidency and then changed its mind because of the Greens," explained the president and leader of the People's Party.
And Weber reiterated the need for the Memorandum with Tunisia. "There is no alternative to finding a common solution to the agreement with Tunisia. On Thursday, the interior ministers give a clear signal of support for the Memorandum," he said.
The EPP leader also signaled that "populists and right-wing extremists are not part of the solution. They benefit from problems and fear and can no longer do so if the problem is solved." Asked about the event that the League is organizing with Marine Le Pen and AfD in December in Italy, Weber replied that "the position of the Italian government was
constructive, Antonio Tajani played a role in negotiating the agreement with Tunis".
EU, 'Detention only as a last resort'
"We don't comment on draft laws that we haven't seen so far." In general our position is that "detention is a measure that can only be applied as a last resort, when no alternative measure can be applied". This was said by EU Commission spokeswoman Anitta Hipper regarding the government's new migrant decree, which also provides for a crackdown on minors.
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