Saturday, January 28, 2023
In "EU wants to send more migrants away as irregular arrivals grow," Gabriela Baczynska for Reuters reports that "European Union ministers [this week are seeking] ways to curb irregular immigration and send more people away as arrivals rose from pandemic lows, reviving controversial ideas for border fences and asylum centres outside of Europe.
EU border agency Frontex reported some 330,000 unauthorised arrivals last year, the highest since 2016, with a sharp increase on the Western Balkans route."
As readers of the blog probably know, the EU allows relatively free migration among member nations but its the borders at its outer perimeter are robust and have been characterized as the Fortress Europe. Enforcement of the outer borders have become more difficult with flows of refugees and migrants. Here is a book on the subject.