European migration and asylum policy as “mission impossible”

EU asylum policy: In search of solidarity in times of coronavirus –

A robust, humane, and effective European migration and asylum policy is the EU’s next mission impossible” said Renew President Dacian Cioloş today during a debate in the European Parliament ahead of the next EUCO meeting tomorrow.

He said: The summer months are the months when men, women, and children attempt dangerous crossings to reach our shores in the hope of finding a better future in Europe.  We can see that the pressure is already accelerating in southern Europe.   US President Joe Biden has announced the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September, which will complicate the situation even further.   The European Commission has come up with a Pact on Migration and Asylum and the Parliament is ready to get down to business.”

He added: “Now it is the turn of our heads of state and government to act.  The subject is on the table at the next EUCO thanks to President Charles Michel.   We know it will be complicated to tackle but we also now know, that there is no such thing as a “mission impossible” – only “mission possible””.

Source: renew europe.