EU to adopt renewed action plan against smuggling of migrants

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The EU is preparing to adopt a renewed EU action plan against smuggling of migrants.

The European Commission will adopt a renewed EU action plan against migrant smuggling and a Communication on the application of the Employer Sanctions Directive.

Both are part of a “comprehensive approach to migration” under the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. The initiatives aim to prevent the organized exploitation of migrants and reduce irregular migration.

The Vice-President in charge of promoting our European way of life, Margaritis Schinas, said: “Last week marked a year since we put our proposals on the table for a new pact on migration and asylum. . While progress in their adoption has been painfully slow, at the same time, migration challenges have continued to arise in new and old forms.

“From the continued pressure in the central Mediterranean to the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and the new pressures on our eastern borders, all these developments show the imperative need for a sustainable European framework on asylum and migration.

“The Pact’s proposals, if adopted, could greatly improve the capacity of member states to deal with a host of challenges they currently face. And if we’ve learned anything in recent years, it’s that flying solo on these issues isn’t an option. Now is the time to come together around solutions, ”added Schinas on September 29.


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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best of the news to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She previously worked Sunday for The Mirror, in Ireland, and for news agencies, media and international organizations in America, Europe and Asia. A big fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is also fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Seville. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.



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