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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 229

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EP will ensure that Turkey respects basic conditions for asylum claims, says Civil Liberties Chair

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 marzo 2016

european parliamentThe European Parliament will continue to play a key role as a legislative and political watchdog to ensure that basic conditions for asylum claims are met in Turkey, said Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes following the agreement with Turkish authorities to return all irregular migrants arrived to the EU back to Turkey.This month, the Civil Liberties committee will hold key meetings with the Greek Minister for Migration as well as with the Commission on the management of external borders and Schengen.After the announcement by the EU Heads of State or Government of the deal with Ankara, Mr Moraes (S&D, UK) said:“Following the Council Summit and the key decision to return all irregular migrants back to Turkey the European Parliament will continue to play a role as a key watchdog to ensure that basic conditions for asylum claims are met in the country. Moreover, it is important that the EU does not ignore its values in the face of people fleeing war and persecution by simply creating push-backs.On the issue of resettlement, it is a welcoming sign that member states are finally showing a political will to enhance safer and legal routes to the EU. This will play a key part in tackling smugglers as well as show much needed solidarity with countries that have taken in a large amount of refugees, currently over 2 million Syrian refugees are in Turkey. As Chair of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee I call on member states to quickly implement and uphold resettlement commitments.We must move away from the rhetoric of sealing borders as this will merely perpetuate the pressures faced by member states on the periphery – member states must also uphold their responsibilities by implementing existing key EU measures, notably the temporary relocation mechanism to alleviate pressures faced by Greece”.

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