Log in
A+ A A-

greekfilmexpo2020

German media: What the agreements Merkel signed with 16 for migrtant returns provide

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reached agreements with 16 countries,  for the return of migrants, according to German media.

The German News Agency (DPA) writes: "More than 14 other EU Member States (including Greece and Spain) have agreed to hasty procedures in order to return from Germany persons who were first registered with the European  Eurodac data bank in these countries. Among them are states that have diametrically opposed positions on asylum policy with those of the Chancellor, such as Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. This stems from Merkel's eight-page letter to the leaders of the ruling coalition parties, which is at the disposal of the DPA. The other countries are

Belgium,
France,
Denmark,
Estonia,
Latvia,
Lithuania,
Luxembourg,
Portugal,
the Netherlands,
Sweden and Sweden
Finland.
It is probable that with the bilateral agreements with each of these states, Berlin will succeed in increasing the number of returns. With procedures based on the Dublin Regulation, Germany only managed to succeed in returning 15% of refugees to other countries. "

Of course, shortly after this news, Hungary hastened to deny that it has reached an agreement with Germany on the readmission of asylum seekers, while the Czech Republic did the same later.

Beyond these 14 countries, however, yesterday, following the trilateral meeting of Angela Merkel with Alexis Tsipras and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, the German Chancellor announced relevant agreements with Greece and Spain.

What does Germany's agreement with Greece-Spain provide?

According to the announcement, Deutsche Welle notes that from now on the two countries are ready to welcome persons identified by the German authorities at the German-Austrian border and previously registered in Greece and Spain in the Eurodac system - either Eurodac I when entering the EU or as asylum seekers in Eurodac II. At the same time, Germany is gradually committed to closing pending reunification cases, allowing relatives living in Greece and Spain to come to Germany to be reunified with their families.