Hot pots important, but detension centers also needed, says Commissioner @Avramopoulos, announcing planning of #Dublin reforms


“Hotspots are important. But detention centres are also needed for those ordered to return to their home countries, particularly if they are not willing to return voluntarily,”

said European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos on Friday said in an interview with EurActiv.

Dublin reforms under planning

The Greek Commissioner also said that while systematic registration needs to happen, and while all hotspots need to become operational as soon as possible,  need to step up relocations need to be stepped up too, but also, we are also precisely planning systemic reforms that are urgently needed ,by the EU Committees, ahead of the Dublin reform that is coming in spring.

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No country threatened with Schengen expulsion

“What we are trying to do is to safeguard and to strengthen Schengen,” Demitris Avramopoulos underlined.
If we want to continue to move freely internally, we simply have to better manage our external borders.
“We are helping Greece to do that, and I know that Greece is making efforts too.
But it is not just about borders. This is precisely what the inhabitants of the Greek islands show on a daily basis. They give food, donate clothes, help those vulnerable people who arrive – they have been doing this from the very start, because it is the right and humane thing to do.”
It is this sense of humanity and solidarity that we have seen also in other places in Europe, such as Italy and Sweden – but unfortunately not enough everywhere.”


via Avramopoulos: No country threatened with Schengen expulsion | News.

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