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Germany: EU immigration quota is "courageous" yet divisive step - de Maiziere01:29

Germany: EU immigration quota is "courageous" yet divisive step - de Maiziere

Germany, Schloss Moritzburg
June 2, 2015 at 20:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere commented on the EU proposal to introduce a migration quota, at the G6 meeting near Dresden, Tuesday, calling it a "courageous" step, which "will not meet instant acceptance from all [EU] member states."

Speaking at a press conference at Schloss Moritzburg, de Maziere added that only migrants with a "durable chance" of staying should be relocated from Italy to other EU countries. Earlier, EU executives proposed to disperse equally throughout Europe around 40,000 asylum seekers, who had fled to Italy or Greece. Concerning all other migrants, de Maiziere supports a "fair, good and constitutional trial" and a subsequent return to their home countries, "if necessary" with the help of the EU. The minister also emphasized Germany's anger about the fact that over 50 percent of asylum seekers in Germany happen to have fled from other European countries. "That's unacceptable and embarrassing for Europe," he said.

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: EU immigration quota is "courageous" yet divisive step - de Maiziere01:29
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Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere commented on the EU proposal to introduce a migration quota, at the G6 meeting near Dresden, Tuesday, calling it a "courageous" step, which "will not meet instant acceptance from all [EU] member states."

Speaking at a press conference at Schloss Moritzburg, de Maziere added that only migrants with a "durable chance" of staying should be relocated from Italy to other EU countries. Earlier, EU executives proposed to disperse equally throughout Europe around 40,000 asylum seekers, who had fled to Italy or Greece. Concerning all other migrants, de Maiziere supports a "fair, good and constitutional trial" and a subsequent return to their home countries, "if necessary" with the help of the EU. The minister also emphasized Germany's anger about the fact that over 50 percent of asylum seekers in Germany happen to have fled from other European countries. "That's unacceptable and embarrassing for Europe," he said.

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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