Ylva Johansson, the member of the European Union (EU) Fee chargeable for inside affairs, made evaluations on the problem of migration.
Johansson spoke on the European Coverage Research Middle’s (CEPS) seminar on “The response of the EU and the worldwide neighborhood to individuals fleeing the struggle in Ukraine”.
“EU COUNTRIES RESPONSE QUICKLY TO UKRAINE CRISIS”
Stating that 2.8 million individuals have entered EU international locations from Ukraine so far, Johansson mentioned that 90 p.c of them are girls and youngsters.
Johansson reminded that EU international locations responded shortly to the refugee crisis stemming from the struggle in Ukraine, activating the Short-term Safety Directive issued in 2001 for the primary time.
“THE SITUATION WAS DIFFERENT IN 2015”
Stating that the international locations neighboring Ukraine and the individuals in these international locations are attempting to assist these coming from Ukraine, Johansson said that the state of affairs was completely different in the migration crisis that emerged as a result of civil struggle in Syria in 2015 and mentioned:
“I HAVE THE VIEW THAT THE EU IS NOT IN THE MIDDLE”
“If I needed to evaluate the refugee crisis in 2015 with the present state of affairs, I was then chargeable for immigration and integration points in Sweden (as a minister), Sweden was the EU member with the best variety of asylum seekers per capita. At the moment I had the impression that the EU was not there. We felt very alone. We noticed that some member states like Germany and Austria rolled up their sleeves, however at the moment we felt very alone in Sweden.”
Johansson mentioned that the EU is doing a greater job now than in 2015, regardless of a bigger refugee crisis, including that many EU members hesitated when he introduced up the Short-term Safety Directive for Ukrainians.
“THE ISSUE IS MANAGING MIGRATION”
“I believe the Short-term Safety Directive ought to have been used in 2015 as properly, however at the moment it was not politically possible.” Johansson mentioned:
“It’s about managing migration. Migration and refugees should not one thing to be afraid of. It’s struggle to be feared. Putin is somebody to be feared. However there is no such thing as a must worry immigrants. Migration is one thing that must be managed and we’ve got to do it collectively. I believe so removed from EU members, residents, the EU Fee.” “We bought the suitable response from the Turkish authorities. However that is only the start. Many extra refugees will come.”
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