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 âcomprehensive approach to migrationâ 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: âLast 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.
âFrom 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.
âThe 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, âadded Schinas on September 29.
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