Nevertheless, more than 80% of displaced persons are hosted in developing countries and the number of arrivals to Europe is decreasing .
Any proposal of ‘controlled’ centers in which people in transit are locked up for the simple reason of migrating is oppose to Human Rights.
It is irrational to think that natural arrivals will completely cease, ‘Fortress Europe’ is not a realistic goal, but an extremely expensive one – looking at the planned Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF 2021-2027) of the EU.
External border protection does not mean Europe can eliminate the possibility to seek asylum upon arrival, thanks to the universal and regional Human Rights conventions its Member States are party to.
Notes to editors:
 Statistics from the Italian Ministery of Interior: http://www.interno.gov.it/sites/default/files/cruscotto_giornaliero_28-06-2018.pdf
 RECOMMENDATIONS ON NEW FUNDS TO THE TRUST FUND: Policy briefing from CONCORD: “What EU member states and EC should remember while committing new funds to the EUTF for Africa” – 22 June 2018
CONCORD Europe: we are the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs, made up of 28 national associations, 23 international networks and 4 associate members that represent over 2.600 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. https://concordeurope.org
Council Conclusions from 28 June are available here.
- Joint Maltese and Italian statement on the recent incidents related to people rescued at sea
- CONCORD’s reaction to Aquarius case – June 2018
- REPORT ON EU TRUST FUND – 2018: By focusing on one of the main EU financial instruments for migration, the CONCORD report “Partnership or Conditionality?” analyses the EU Trust Fund for Africa and more specifically its implementation in 3 key partner countries: Libya, Niger and Ethiopia.