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Germany wants to accept migrants from Italy again

Migrants stand on the island of Lampedusa.  Photo: Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse/AP/dpa

Migrants stand on the island of Lampedusa. picture

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After the arrival of a number of thousand boat migrants on Lampedusa in current days, Germany wants to fulfill its “obligation to show solidarity”, in accordance to Interior Minister Faeser.

In view of the mass arrivals on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, the federal authorities wants to proceed the voluntary admission of migrants from Italy. She had solely lately been stopped.

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) instructed ARD that the voluntary admission course of had been suspended “because Italy has shown no willingness to take people back through the Dublin process.” She instantly added: “It is now clear, of course, that we will fulfill our obligation of solidarity.”

Germany had initially promised to absorb 3,500 asylum seekers from notably troubled nations at Europe’s southern borders. So far, 1,700 individuals looking for safety have been transferred by way of the so-called voluntary European solidarity mechanism in order that they will full their asylum process in Germany.

On Wednesday, the ministry stated that additional admissions have been now not deliberate, additionally as a result of there have been issues with the readmission of migrants in accordance to the so-called Dublin guidelines. These guidelines stipulate that asylum seekers should – with a couple of distinctive circumstances – submit their software within the first EU nation through which they have been registered. Anyone who tries to accomplish that out of the country may be despatched again there. A spokesman stated Rome had been knowledgeable that the migrant choice course of could be postponed.