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Corriere della Sera - Italy | 19/05/2015

Risk of bad compromise on refugee quotas

Spain's foreign minister José Manuel García Margallo has rejected the EU's plans for a quota system for distributing refugees among member states. Madrid had already done more than its fair share in helping asylum seekers, he said on Monday in Brussels. The EU's migration strategy threatens to fail, writes the liberal-conservative daily Corriere della Sera: "The rejection of the quota system first by France and now by Spain threatens to destroy the agreement reached in Brussels on May 13. The next few weeks must be used to assess whether the agenda's basic structure can actually be implemented. If this is not the case, then it would be better to scrap the plans entirely. From an external perspective a compromise would be worse than no agreement. Because a pseudo agreement simply aimed at saving the reputation of leading EU politicians wouldn't help anyone - either the member states or the migrants. … Unfortunately the probability of this happening is increasing day by day."

Corriere della Sera - Italy | 13/05/2014

Lampedusa: EU shirks responsibility

In another refugee tragedy at least 14 migrants died when the boat carrying them sunk off the coast of the island of Lampedusa on Monday. The EU is leaving Italy to face the refugee problem all on its own, the liberal-conservative daily Corriere della Sera writes indignantly: "Yet again the dream of Europe has been shattered by the waves. It is Europe that the refugees wanted to reach to build new lives for themselves. A Europe that seven months ago, when hundreds of refugees died off the coast of Lampedusa, publicly pledged to begin monitoring the Mediterranean through the EU border protection agency Frontex. Money was to be invested to regulate the streams of immigrants within the countries of origin. ... None of this has been done. Meanwhile Italy has launched the 'Mare Nostrum' rescue initiative, which costs more than 300,000 euros daily."

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