The EU's foreign policy chief said that migration was a "key issue" of the overall state of Europe on Friday.We will face the problem of migration as a European problem.
Josep Borrell indicated that all member states must share "the burden" represented by the care of migrants.
The European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said on Friday that migration is an "important issue" for the whole of Europe.
We will face the problem of migration as a European problem. We have to make all member states understand that they have to help share the load," Borrell said at a press conference at the Sigonella Naval Air Station airport in Sicily, Italy.
He said, The goal of this new migration agreement is that the Commission and I have also made suggestions to the member countries, which are still considering it.
Regarding Operation Irini, Bornell said the European Union's move to impose a UN arms embargo on Libya is a year of Operation Irini. The situation in Libya is much better than it was a year ago.
Borrell said the international community's decision to control the weapons ban had helped stability in Libya.
The diplomat indicated that the operation is not focused on migration. When it was launched, some member states feared that it would create a kind of pull effect. They send ships and boats to draw migrants because if they perceive that the boat is there, they will protect them.
Borrell continued that he had to give a lot of time and political work assuring them that the Irini could drive the arms ban without building a pull effect.
Irini has not been involved in migrant issues," he said. It has been doing its job. The ban on arms and the attempt to assist and assist the coast guard in Libya make the problem a solution.
He added that "migration to Italy is an important problem" and has to be solved in Europe.
Noting the importance of "trying to save lives, fight irregular migration, fight smugglers," he suggested that an attempt should be made to "open paths for regular migration at the same time.