Europe is facing a new migration wave

Greece has rescued hundreds of migrants off the coast of Crete (photo taken on November 22, 2022 in Paleochora). STRINGER/REUTERS

DECRYPTION – In the first ten months of the year, 281,000 illegal entries were detected. European interior ministers will meet in Brussels this Friday to address the issue, amid tensions between Paris and Rome over the Ocean Viking ship.

Correspondent in Brussels

Get on top of the tensions aroundOcean Viking to ensure that the meager progress made by the 27 on migration over the past two years is not erased by this affair. That is the aim of the extraordinary meeting of interior ministers convened this Friday in Brussels at the request of Paris. “If we hold on to the incident between France and Italy, we will renationalise and rebilateralize the migration debate. We need to move forward with a European approach”, summarizes an EU diplomat.

While they have still failed to agree on the Migration and Asylum Pact presented by the Commission in September 2020, Europeans need to move forward on this sensitive dossier that had almost overshadowed the war in Ukraine. After the “calm” observed during the pandemic, migratory pressures have started to rise again.

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In the first ten months of the year, 281,000 irregular entries were…

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