The leaders of the European Union have agreed on how to deal with the refugee immigration after a marathon of meetings this week. The European block has agreed to create asylum processing centres. “All measures in the context of these controlled centres, including relocation and resettlement, will be volunteer”, the combined publishing said. The leaders have also agreed to tighten up their external borders and to increase the financing to Turkey, Morocco and States in northern Africa to prevent immigration to Europe.
EU leaders plan immigrant centres
Immigration centres must be installed in EU countries to process asylum requests. According to the BBC, Italy – the entry point to thousands of refugees, mainly from Africa – has threatened to close their whole agenda in case they didn’t receive any help. However, there have not been any details about which countries would host the centres or welcome refugees.
The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has stated that centres will be in countries where immigrants first arrive in the EU. “We have reached a certain balance between responsibility and solidarity”, he concluded. The number of people who enter the EU illegally has decreased 96% since the 2015 peak, according to the European Council.
The British want more intelligence in border control, says study
Most Britons want more intelligence in border control so that it will allow the end of general restrictions to immigrants that have been used by the government over the last 10 years, a new study has revealed. The exclusive research by The Independent has shown an enormous support to the Home Office secretary, Sajid Javid’s recent measure of removing NHS professionals from a limited visa system for qualified workers.
Airbus threatens to leave the United Kingdom in a “no deal” Brexit
Airbus has warned that it might leave the United Kingdom if the country leaves the common market in the European Union and the customs union without a transition deal. The company employs 14 thousand people in 25 places in the United Kingdom – and around half of this number in Wales. The UK government has stated they are confident in getting a new deal to all industries, but the Welsh government says this situation is “extremely concerning”.