BRUSSELS – Having worked through the night at a tense summit on Friday, all EU participants decided on Friday to come to a joint conclusion that should serve as a first step towards solving Europe's biggest current struggle: how to deal with migrants Coming to the Continent
While the concrete proposals must be made concrete, agreement on a draft agreement could also help preserve the term of the German Angela Merkel, who faces a rebellion against the migration of her coalition government and her chancellorship threatened.
European leaders agreed at 4:40 am on Friday morning to screening centers in African countries where asylum applications could be evaluated, reducing the number of smugglers who recruit smugglers across the Mediterranean In some cases, only their asylum applications are rejected.
So far, however, no African country has signaled an interest in ho "Such a center should also be attacked."
The Heads of State and Government also agreed that some European countries would establish centers within their own borders to treat asylum seekers upon their arrival on the continent. Asylum seekers granted the right to stay in Europe could then be relocated to other EU countries. Countries ready to host them.
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Italy was pushing to his European counterparts. greater support, other leaders were not interested in revising European rules which require the processing of asylum seekers in the country in which they arrive.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán later agreed to sign joint conclusions only Countries could volunteer to receive migrants whose asylum application was made.
Before the summit Merkel had warned that the migration crisis could decide "the fate of the EU"
She could decide her fate, too. Her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer had signaled that he would block asylum seekers on the Bavarian border, if the Chancellor could not make an immigration agreement. When Seehofer split with Merkel on the migration issue, he was able to withdraw his Christian Social Union from the governing coalition and endanger Merkel's 13-year run as Germany's leader.
Analysts say a big E.U. The Convention on Migration remains difficult, as several Member States are more protective of their own borders or are alleged to reduce their disproportionate burden.
Political interests regarding migration have risen as anti-migrant leaders in Austria, Hungary and Poland, and Italy has taken up the issue, with some describing an "invasion" of migrants, while the number of arrivals from the Middle East and Africa has dropped dramatically.
So far this year, some 54,000 migrants have arrived in Europe – compared to nearly 900,000 In a similar period of six months at the end of 2015, Europe has partially helped by increasing cooperation with Libya, an important starting point for migrants, and through the Construction of the coastguard of this country, which regularly patrols in the Mediterranean, intercepts the dinghies and rafts intended for Europe.
"It is a plan to work effectively at the external borders, to develop cooperation and to work on people outside the European Union," said Andrew Geddes, director of the Center for Migration Policy at the European University Institute in Florence. "But there is almost one element of fantasy island."
One possibility at the summit, which will continue on Friday, is for Merkel to seek bilateral agreements allowing Germany to send asylum seekers back to other European countries. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras told the Financial Times on Wednesday that he was open to such an agreement.
Chico Harlan reported from Rome.