The Italian Plan: EU Mulls Overseas Asylum Centers in Migrant Policy

The Italian Plan: EU Mulls Overseas Asylum Centers in Migrant Policy
Migrants shout behind an iron fence at the Foreigners Detention Center in Amygdaleza, Greece, Feb. 14, 2015 (AP Photo/InTime News/Nikos Halkiopoulos).

Earlier this month, the European Commission launched the European Agenda on Migration, intended to be a comprehensive new policy approach to trafficking, labor migration, border security and asylum issues. As European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos has put it, “We need more legal routes for people to arrive to Europe safely, and to avoid deaths in the Mediterranean and other irregular migrant routes. We need more resettlement places.” The announcement comes as the migration crisis in Europe continues unabated. The same day the European Union launched the European Agenda on Migration, Italy rescued over 1,000 refugees in the Mediterranean Sea, […]

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