UNHCR Proposes “Joint Processing” Project for Migrants

“UNHCR proposes ‘joint processing’ project for migrants’ relocation,” by Daniel Mizzi for Malta Today:

With migration and asylum policies topping the agenda of many Maltese MEP hopefuls, this afternoon, the UNCHR Office in Malta, in collaboration with the European Parliament Information Office in Malta, launched a toolkit on asylum and migration for Maltese MEP candidates – “a tool intended to provide MEP candidates and stakeholders with factual information on which to base positions and views.”

While underlining that the European Parliament has been repeatedly insisting on “enhancing asylum and immigration policies on a European front,” Peter Agius, the representative of the European Parliament Office in Malta, argued that notwithstanding this, the European Commission has not “presented any concrete proposals, at least not up to the ambition of the European Parliament.”

Pinpointing statistics pertaining to the arrival of migrants in Malta, Jon Hoisaeter, UNHCR representative to Malta, argued that among its solutions to the influx of migrants in Malta and Europe, the UN’s refugee agency is proposing resettlement and relocation, voluntary repatriation as well as integration…



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