EU wants Africa to curb migration
valletta - With promises of money and other help Europe hopes to avoid with African migrants frequently make the dangerous crossing to Europe. More than sixty leaders from Europe and Africa, Wednesday and Thursday in the Maltese capital Valletta to discuss migration issues.
The most recent draft conclusions show that Europe is more willing to expand forms of so-called legal immigration. One is that the number of African students and researchers which is doubled for a time to come to Europe for an exchange. African countries need in their neighborhood migrants who are not entitled to asylum absorb. Especially at this point there was still disagreement. To Africans perspective to home, the EU has prepared a plan to align with money from the EU budget. Thursday the Africa fund is 1.8 billion euro officially established. European countries have said to replenish the fund, but so far there are few countries that actually have money promised. Rickety bootjesDe summit was organized after the harrowing images of drowned refugees were from North Africa packed and often rickety boats crossing to Europe. Months later, the main escape route is moved to Turkey and the Balkans. This migratietop therefore looks more towards long-term solutions to the crisis than to immigrant issues. The president of the EU-Minister Donald Tusk called on the leaders at the beginning of the meeting to " our principles into action ". Africa and Europe are under pressure. " The number of people on the move has never been greater ", he said. The migratietop began just after 18. 00 pm. The first day is around 22. 00 hrs.