European Commission: Relocation, EU-Turkey "deal" and EU Border Agency
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"Solidarity" is a eupemism for failure of reclocating refugees within the EU: Commission calls for renewed efforts in implementing solidarity measures under the European Agenda on Migration (Press release, pdf):
"Ahead of next week's European Council and in the form of three progress reports, the Commission is today making a renewed call on Member States to pick up the pace of relocation to alleviate pressure from Italy and Greece, with few having met their commitments in full....
the current pace of relocation is still well below expectations and below the European Council endorsed target...
the current pace will not allow for the relocation of all eligible applicants currently present in Greece and Italy by September 2017 despite this being perfectly feasible. So far, only two Member States (Malta and Finland) are on track to meet their obligations for
both Italy and Greece, whereas some (Hungary, Austria and Poland) are still refusing to participate in the scheme at all and others are doing so on a very limited basis (Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovakia)....
soon, the Commission will not hesitate to make use of its powers under the Treaties for those who have not complied with the
obligations stemming from the Council decisions, noting that the legal obligation to relocate those eligible will not cease after September." [emphasis added]
Tenth report on relocation and resettlement (COM 202-17, pdf)
Annex 1: Relocations: Greece (pdf)
Annex 2: Relocations: Itay (pdf)
Annex 3: Relocations from Italy and Greece by 28 February 2017 (pdf)
Fifth Report on the Progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement (COM 204-17, pdf)
Second report on the operationalisation of the European Border and Coast Guard (COM 201-17, pdf)
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