EU leaders again offload responsibilites on migration

In response to the EU summit’s conclusions on migration today, Oxfam International’s Deputy Director for Advocacy and Campaigns, Natalia Alonso, said: “EU leaders claim they are promoting cooperation with Africa on migration. True cooperation would increase development, offer safe and regular routes and harness migration’s benefits. In reality, they are set on an attempt to stop people moving – without offering real long-term solutions.  
 
"Instead of trying to offload its responsibilities onto Africa, Europe must commit to making migration safer and offer long-term solutions that support development.”

Notes to editors: 

The European Council on 22-23 June 2017 adopted conclusions on: security and defence, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the economy, migration and digital Europe: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/06/23-euco-conclusions/?utm_source=dsms-auto&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=European+Council+conclusions%2c+22-23%2f06%2f2017

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