Six EU Commission principles to create legal migration incentives, resettlement scheme


European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans speaks during a press briefing in Brussels, Belgium, 16 January 2016. Timmermans outlined the Commission's proposals for an EU-Turkey deal, to be discussed by EU leaders during a summit on 17 and 18 March, to curb migration into the bloc with Turkey's help.

Timmermans: “Once admissions under the mission scheme with Turkey should be activated, we can expect more Member States to participate”

“The last thing we want is Idomeni to become the norm” in Europe, said First Vice-President Frans Timmermans while presenting European Commission’s “Six Principles for further developing EU-Turkey Cooperation in tackling the Migration Crisis” at Wednesday’s Communication with the European Council, prior to the 17-18 March EU Summit.

The six principles presented by Timmermans include (i) legal safeguards for the return of all new irregular migrants and asylum seekers crossing from Turkey to Gr...

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