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BRUSSELS The EU executive will outline new skeleton subsequent week to share out refugees opposite European states as good as to speed deportations of neglected migrants, a 28-nation bloc’s emigration commissioner pronounced on Tuesday.

Dimitris Avramopoulos told Reuters that new EU systems for estimate haven claims in Italy, Greece and presumably Hungary could engage detaining those deserted until they lapse home, as European governments aria to change obligations to yield retreat with feeling among a open to mass immigration.

In an interview, Avramopoulos pronounced a Commission would put new proposals to interior ministers during an puncture assembly on Sept. 14, 5 days after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is approaching to outline skeleton to a European Parliament during his annual state of a Union residence on Wednesday.

That calendar represents an acceleration in response to a swell in arrivals over a summer while member states argued over how to widespread a load. Avramopoulos pronounced his discussions with governments gave him wish they would dump objections to a placement complement for asylum-seekers that Juncker put brazen in May and would subsequent week benefaction as a permanent EU mechanism.

“The infancy of countries … wish to contribute,” he said.

“Some countries that were a bit demure … have altered their mind since now they realize that this problem is not a problem of other countries though theirs as well.”

While a Commission was prepared to enhance on progressing outline skeleton to understanding with a crisis, however, Avramopoulos insisted there would be no change to a Schengen formula that has private limit checks on most of a bloc’s inner frontiers – notwithstanding calls for changes to forestall migrants exploiting that openness.


A Commission commander intrigue proposes to immigrate 40,000 haven seekers from Italy and Greece to other EU states and take in 20,000 refugees from abroad. Once that is successfully in place, Avramopoulos said, a permanent complement would be implemented.

In June, EU governments deserted contracting quotas for holding people in though have unsuccessful to pattern intentional offers to strech a aim that a Commission and many leaders contend is distant too low.

“The flows are increasing,” Avramopoulos said. “So a doubt is shall we respond in a obliged proceed to a offer done by a Commission? If this intrigue proves applicable afterwards we will have a permanent complement in a future.”

Praising Germany for holding a lead in usurpation Syrians it could differently send behind to a states where they initial entered a EU, Avramopoulos said: “Some governments … contingency stop being deceived that they will … give belligerent to populist movements if they make concessions on a policy. No, we contingency be bold.”


Along with proposals to yield safer, authorised ways to move in some-more people who need retreat or can apportion to a European economy, a Commission will offer EU governments new proposals on speeding adult a dismissal of those whose haven claims fail.

That could assistance deter people from risking a journey, and a United Nations says it would giveaway adult ability to assistance those in larger need.

But Avramopoulos also stressed that such measures could opposite open fluster about a crisis. “This is essential for a trust of a adults in a emigration system,” he said.

Less than half of unsuccessful asylum-seekers – typically from bad though sincerely fast states who come to Europe seeking work – are indeed deported, a former Greek unfamiliar apportion said.

Many others simply arrive and hedge central checks. “The complement can’t work,” he said. But now EU “hotspots” in Italy, Greece and maybe Hungary would speed a estimate of haven claims and make EU rules: “The ones in need of general insurance will have it,” he said. “But a others, who are not in need of protection, they will be returned.”

The Commission is scheming a list of “safe” countries whose citizens’ haven claims will be “fast-tracked” toward rejection.

Some of those confronting exclusion could, he said, advantage from “assisted intentional lapse programmes”. Some agencies suggest charity financial and other support to those being sent home.

For those who do not cooperate, however, Avramopoulos pronounced a Commission’s plan would embody “stronger enforcement” of EU manners “including where required a use of detention”.

He deserted calls for change to a Schengen formula since of problems on a bloc’s outmost frontiers and pronounced such speak underlined how a predicament was a exam for a EU’s care and of EU institutions’ ability to forge a common approach.

“It’s not Schengen that’s a problem,” he said, job open borders one of a EU’s categorical achievements and recalling how his pass had filled with stamps in a 1970s after only a month travelling around Europe on a girl rail pass.

“This predicament … is a pile-up exam for a European institutions in their family with member states. We contingency not, by this crisis, follow a highway of re-nationalisation.

“Because this competence be a commencement of a finish of all these achievements that we have all done over a final 50 years.”

(Additional stating by Francesco Guarascio; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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