Greece and UK to collaborate on tackling migration crisis? More like rubbing toes together. Where’s the beef?

Greece and UK to collaborate on tackling migration crisis? More like rubbing toes together. Where’s the beef?

Greece and UK to collaborate on tackling migration crisis? More like rubbing toes together. Where’s the beef?

Just have a hard time regarding the details…and how relocating migrants within Europe actually “tackles the migration crisis”.

Some of the priorities are counterproductive and do nothing to actually stop mass migration.

– According to a statement, the strategic plan provides for:

1. The reallocation of ‘unaccompanied minors’ from Greece to the UK and the reunification of minors with relatives in the UK.

2. The judicial cooperation between the two countries to provide know-how in the process of asylum appeals.

3. Translation support at refugee reception and identification centres and Greece’s Asylum Service are also foreseen in the agreement.

4. The know-how in the field of returns is also a key aspect of practical cooperation.

Returns? Inside or outside of Europe? Not sure how practical it is for two countries that have so much trouble with deportations to actually cooperate on the “know-how” aspect.

5. The Greek Coast Guard will stage joint search and rescue operations in the Aegean Sea with the UK’s Border Force.

Search and rescue operations? This sounds familiar, but where will the migrants be transferred to?

6. The agreement also foresees the establishment of a strategic dialogue at the highest level at least once a year, in order to assess the progress and effectiveness of joint actions.

At the highest level? We could probably predict the results today.

* Yes, cooperation between countries is good, so long as the goals have merit or value. This lacks a clear commitment to deny entry and strategy to punish or sanction governments in Africa or the Middle East which refuse to swiftly take back their citizens.

The V4 Report has a different version in mind when “tackling migration”, something that may actually prevent illegal migration. This is what one calls ‘managing’ migration, which has been a complete failure in the past.

How does one stop illegal migration with relocation inside of Europe, asylum appeals, translations, joint search and rescue operations or strategic dialogue?

This sounds like some theatre devoid of substance, designed only to calm the public of both countries.

https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/04/23/greece-and-uk-to-collaborate-on-tackling-migration-crisis/