28 May 2015
The European Commission, on Wednesday, asked, the EU member states to share responsibility for tens of thousands of asylum seekers who arrived to Italy, Greece and Malta, in solidarity with those countries that are no longer able to manage the flow of migrants.
The EU foreign minister and who is Italian Federica Mugireny, said on Tuesday, “the proposal is not perfect, but it’s a big step forward, because it poses the principle of solidarity.” But she added that they need to build consensus on the proposal of resettlement the asylum seekers so that the interior ministers could qualified it with majority approval at their meeting on June 16″ in Luxembourg.
General- Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-mon said that the European will have to find a solution to this problem collectively and more fully,” knowing that he is visiting Brussels, on Wednesday, for meeting the European Union leaders.
But this task seems difficult especially because of opposition from the United Kingdom, Hungary, the Baltic States, the Czech Republic and Poland, to any mandatory distribution according to specific criteria. While France refuses to talk about the “quota” which does not object to the sharing of refugees under specific criteria.
However, the proposal, which will be present by European Commissioner for Internal Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos imposes a distribution base which is based on four criteria: GDP, population, unemployment rate, and the number of asylum registered applications in the country.
And authorizes the transfer of resettlement for qualified personnel for international protection, as it opens a loophole in Dublin regulation, which imposes assume responsibility on country of destination of asylum-seekers.
According to the International Organization for Migration that more than 34,500 migrants and asylum-seekers arrived to Italy since the beginning of 2015, while about 1770 people spent or lost in the Mediterranean.