Countries Land on a Plan to Deal With Ongoing Migration Struggles

Rights groups decry EU migration deal as 100 more feared drowned

Rights groups decry EU migration deal as 100 more feared drowned

"We have managed to reach an agreement in the European Council, but this is, in fact, the easiest part of the task, compared to what awaits us on the ground, when we start implementing it", said Tusk at a post-summit press conference Friday.

Numerous migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean use countries like Libya and Morocco as a staging point.

They promised to work in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Mr Barnier said "huge and serious divergence" remained over issues relating to Ireland and Northern Ireland. "Europe will have to live a long time with such migratory pressures which come from countries in crisis, poor countries".

However a senior official admitted earlier in June that no north African country had yet agreed to host such centers.

Aal, who co-authored Egypt's 2014 constitution, said that his country "already has about 10 million refugees from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, Somalia and other countries", and that as all asylum seekers are entitled to free health care and education, Egypt was already at capacity.

The offer of a favourable bilateral trade deal with better terms than France gets from its arrangement with the Brussels bloc was aimed at "undermining" and potentially pulling the European Union apart, it has also been claimed.

"Europe is going step by step, and this was necessary", said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Countries in North Africa and the Middle East would be offered European Union financial aid in exchange for agreeing to set up screening centers, referred to in the document as "regional disembarkation platforms".

Many migrants find themselves stuck in Ventimiglia, Italy, unable to cross to France, where police officers patrol the border.

The number of people arriving in Europe seeking sanctuary or better lives has dropped significantly, but anti-migrant parties have consolidated their powers, winning votes as they exploit fear of foreigners. That's around half as many as in 2017.

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In one camp are countries like Italy and Greece whose geographical locations mean they face the brunt of the influx of migrants from Africa and refugees from Syria and elsewhere.

The announced deals will be discussed Sunday at key meetings of Merkel's own CDU party and also of the CSU that are likely to determine the fate of her government. Populist leaders in southern and eastern Europe have rejected Merkel's calls for a wholesale reform of Europe's migration system.

Merkel has insisted on a European-wide solution to migration issues.

On the second day of the EU28 summit at Brussels, leaders of the European Union chalked out an agreement on migration.

The partner in Merkel's coalition government is demanding that migrants be turned away at Germany's border with Austria.

The proposition of countries volunteering to set up controlled migrant processing centres is one of many vague points of the deal.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz shared Orban's opinion about the solution, "We have always been calling for these protected areas, safe zones, landing centers, however one wants to call them, outside of Europe ― this idea has now prevailed".

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Meanwhile, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Friday hailed a migration deal reached by EU leaders as a victory for Central European states opposed to the forced redistribution of refugees across the bloc.

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