EC head von der Leyen: the commission will provide 3.5 million euros for the return of illegal immigrants
The European Commission (EC) is ready to allocate up to 3 , 5 million aid for the return of illegal migrants to their homeland from Belarus. This was stated by the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, reports Reuters.
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“More and more migrants are trapped, and we will work with UN agencies to facilitate their return home. We will provide up to 3.5 million euros to support voluntary return from Belarus, “she said.
Earlier, Ursula von der Leyen, in connection with the aggravation of the migration crisis near the border of Belarus and Eastern Europe, suggested creating a blacklist for carriers of illegal immigrants. It is assumed that special measures will be taken against them, which will further reduce the migration flow. According to the head of the European Commission, all EU countries agree that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is deliberately provoking an aggravation of the crisis.
The migration crisis on the border of Belarus and the European Union began at the end of May. Large groups of illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East began to storm the borders of Lithuania, Poland and Latvia in the hope of obtaining asylum. It was alleged that Minsk uses its national tour operator Tsentrkurort to transport migrants to the EU borders and makes money on it.