Not to us, to Albania. According to Italian Prime Minister Meloni, the creation of camps in Albania should discourage refugees from traveling to Europe.
Author ▪ Reuters
Jonce asylum seekers reach Europe, it is very difficult to deport them. Even if they are economic migrants who are not entitled to protection in the European Union states. EU member states succeed in deporting only about a fifth of rejected asylum seekers. The others continue to stay in Europe – illegally. Italy has now concluded an agreement with Albania that is to fundamentally change that. Other countries such as Germany and Austria are also considering similar contracts.
Italy will be able to send 36,000 asylum seekers a year to special camps in Albania. The main reason is clear – if illegal migrants end up in Albania, and not in Italy, it should significantly reduce their motivation to make the journey across the Mediterranean to Europe. A number of these people arrive in Italy with the aim of reaching Germany and other Western or Northern European countries within the scope of free movement in the Schengen area. From the guarded camps in Albania, it would be much more difficult.
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