Libya’s National Transitional Council and the European Union Discuss Immigration Matters

“Talks with Libya over migration to take time,” by Ivan Camilleri for the Times of Malta:

The EU will be taking its time before engaging in direct talks with the new Libyan authorities to strike a deal on illegal migration.

Although the issue is of direct importance to Malta, the European Commission yesterday said negotiations with Libya on this issue will only start once “the conditions in Libya are right”. It did not give any timeframe…

The idea is for the EU to reach wide-ranging agreements with North African countries. These would entail setting up migration centres to help people enter the EU and find legal work as well as development aid and cooperation in various fields. In exchange there would be readmission agreements under which migrants reaching the EU illegally would be sent back to their own countries…

Ms Malmström said negotiations were already under way with Egypt and Tunisia.

The EU did not only look at migration from the illegal immigration point of view as it recognised that the bloc required migrants if it wanted to continue to advance economically, she added…

Asked how many migrants were needed in the EU, Ms Malmström said that according to figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD, it would require some two million in the health sector alone in the coming three years.

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