EU force to help speed up de­por­ta­tions

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

The EU has agreed to beef up its bor­der force Fron­tex in or­der to speed up de­por­ta­tions of failed asy­lum seek­ers.

The EU in­te­rior min­is­ters also called for more ef­fec­tive re-ad­mis­sion deals with coun­tries of ori­gin out­side the EU, so that more mi­grants go home.

The con­clu­sions from their talks said EU states should de­tain mi­grants who may ab­scond be­fore they are de­ported.

More than 550,000 mi­grants have reached the EU this year, many of them war refugees. Ger­many is host­ing the most.

Most refugees qual­ify for asy­lum un­der in­ter­na­tional law. EU coun­tries gen­er­ally grant asy­lum to Syr­i­ans, Iraqis and Eritre­ans, but not to the many eco­nomic mi­grants from Africa and Asia.

Last year more than half a mil­lion non-EU mi­grants were found to be “il­le­gally present” in the 28-na­tion bloc.

Tens of thou­sands of mi­grants are still head­ing north through Europe - most hop­ing to set­tle in Ger­many

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