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Germany: The EU seeks to return 'irregular' migrants - EU Commissioner on Migration01:19

Germany: The EU seeks to return 'irregular' migrants - EU Commissioner on Migration

Germany, Schloss Moritzburg
June 2, 2015 at 00:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

The European Union aims to deport "irregular migrants that have no right to stay in the Union," the EU's Commissioner on Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said at the G6 meeting near Dresden, Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference at Schloss Moritzburg, he added that the EU will "reinforce" their crackdown on "smugglers." Avramopoulos went on to attack proposals from EU executives for EU countries to take in 40,000 asylum seekers who have fled to Italy or Greece, calling them "quite miserable, especially considering that over 6,000 migrants arrived in the European Union just in the last few days."

The second day of the G6 meeting proceeded according to plan despite a small anti-Frontex protest aboard a boat in the venue's moat earlier that day. Spanish Minister of Interior Jorge Fernandez Diaz, French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch, German Minister of Interior Thomas de Maiziere, UK Home Secretary Theresa May, Polish Minister of Interior Teresa Piotrowska, United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and European Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos were all in attendance. The ministers are expected to discuss the Mediterranean migrant crisis and the corresponding operation 'Triton.'

Germany: The EU seeks to return 'irregular' migrants - EU Commissioner on Migration01:19
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The European Union aims to deport "irregular migrants that have no right to stay in the Union," the EU's Commissioner on Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said at the G6 meeting near Dresden, Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference at Schloss Moritzburg, he added that the EU will "reinforce" their crackdown on "smugglers." Avramopoulos went on to attack proposals from EU executives for EU countries to take in 40,000 asylum seekers who have fled to Italy or Greece, calling them "quite miserable, especially considering that over 6,000 migrants arrived in the European Union just in the last few days."

The second day of the G6 meeting proceeded according to plan despite a small anti-Frontex protest aboard a boat in the venue's moat earlier that day. Spanish Minister of Interior Jorge Fernandez Diaz, French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch, German Minister of Interior Thomas de Maiziere, UK Home Secretary Theresa May, Polish Minister of Interior Teresa Piotrowska, United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and European Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos were all in attendance. The ministers are expected to discuss the Mediterranean migrant crisis and the corresponding operation 'Triton.'

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