İtalya AB’den mülteciler için yardım istiyor: AB İtalyan Mare Nostrum operasyonunu destekleyebilir (english)
Statement by Commissioner Malmström after the meeting with Italian Interior Minister Alfano Following her meeting with the Italian Minister of Interior Angelino Alfano, Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström said:
“We have discussed the future of Mare Nostrum and on how to manage migration in the Mediterranean. The European Commission will do its utmost to make sure that the whole European Union, that all the Member States, will play an increased role in helping Italy to manage the migration issue in the Mediterranean”.
“And that is why we have been working together intensely on a new Frontex operation, which aim will be to increase the assistance to Italy. We have decided that the two ongoing Frontex operations Hermes and Aeneas will be merged and extended into a new upgraded operation. The aim is to put in place an enlarged ‘Frontex plus’ to complement what Italy has been doing”.
“After each tragedy in the Mediterranean there have been calls from all Member States saying that they deplore these losses of lives. This is of course important, this oral solidarity. But that solidarity now needs to be transformed into concrete action. That is why I call upon all Member States to contribute to this new operation because it is a concern to all of us and it is a challenge that will not disappear”.