“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.
No country threatened with Schengen expulsion
If we want to continue to move freely internally, we simply have to better manage our external borders.
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.”