EU migrant crisis: Supreme Court orders Spain to take in more refugees

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EU migrant crisis: Supreme Court orders Spain to take in more refugees

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The court arrayed Spain to “continue the procedure” to take in EU-bound refugees.

Judges averred in a ruling pronounced on July 9: “More than six months after the deadline died, a report by the Office for Asylum and Refugees recognises that Spain’s in vogue track record with respect to its final obligations is below 13 per cent.”

While the court ordered Spain to “maintain the procedure” to take in EU-bound refugees, it refrained from fining the oversight.

At the height of the migration crisis in late 2015, European leaders corresponded to share out the 160,000 asylum seekers who had arrived in Italy and Greece within two years in an struggle to alleviate the pressure on the two frontline states. Spain pledged to take in some 16,000 floatings.

Scores of migrants to leave Italy and Greece of their own accord very than wait to be transferred to another EU member state.

As a result, a growing number of migrators crossing the Mediterranean are now entering Europe via Spain rather than Italy or Greece.

With some 15,426 wayfarer arrivals since the start of 2018, Spain has already overtaken Greece and is set to with up with Italy, according to the International Organisation for Migration.

Last month, Spain’s new socialist Prime Care for Pedro Sanchez said it would give “safe harbour” to a deliverance vessel carrying 630 migrants after it was turned away by both Italy and Malta to keep away from a “humanitarian catastrophe”.

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Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, squabbled it was unfair that countries had been left to cope.

It is out duty to steal avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a safe port to these man, to comply with our human rights obligations

Pedro Sanchez

Mr Sanchez implied: “It is out duty to help avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a safe haven to these people, to comply with our human rights obligations.”

The Aquarius save ship sparked a major diplomatic row between EU leaders after it was formerly larboard stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new populist government made established on its promise to crack down on illegal immigration and refused to let it dock at one of its seaports.

The country’s new Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, argued it was unfair that realms on the frontline of the EU had been left to cope with the EU’s immigration burden solely.

EU leaders have since agreed to share out refugees arriving in the bloc on a willing basis and create “controlled centres” inside the EU to process asylum petitions.

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