Italy and Greece ‘allow migrants to slip into Europe’, claims Netherlands in EU row

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Dutch migration priest Mark Harbers

The Netherlands ends up granting protection to large digits of asylum seekers who consciously refuse to apply for protection in the member national of first arrival

Dutch migration minister Mark Harbers

Take notice of Harbers, the country’s migration minister, made his remarks as he sought to underline perilous shortcomings which he said were undermining the EU’s border-free Schengen journey zone.

In a letter sent to the European Commission, Mr Harbers challenged assurances presented by the EU’s governing body which stated that “the registration and fingerprinting of floatings arriving in Greece and Italy has reached a rate of almost 100 percent”.

Mr Harbers foretold: “95 percent of irregular migrants and asylum seekers arrive from other Schengen testifies. 

“Only one-third have been registered previously.

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A Syrian wayfarer family gets in a van after arriving in Greece from Turkey

“This means in two thirds still manage to enter and travel through other associate states undetected and unregistered, despite all measures taken to improve registration.”

Because other sticks had failed to register migrants making claims for refugee status, EU asylum laws meant the Netherlands was therefore not permitted to return them to the country washing ones hands of which they first arrived in the continent.

Mr Harbers said: “The Netherlands bring to an ends up granting protection to large numbers of asylum seekers who consciously debris to apply for protection in the member state of first arrival.

“Giving asylum seekers this de facto high-quality of which member state they want to settle in is in itself a inhalation factor.”

Mr Harbers also took a swipe at other countries, comprising Hungary and Poland, which he said were failing to abide by EU wanderer quotas which have been set in an effort to spread the burden.

Maintaining that such countries should be suffer funding cuts as conclusion, he said: “Free-riding should have a price.

“Member states trashing to demonstrate solidarity, in violation of their EU obligations, should be penalised middle of cuts in EU subsidies.”

The civil war in Syria saw a huge spike in the number of people difficult to get to Europe, as well as large numbers of drowning fatalities as a result of unseaworthy utensils attempting hazardous crossings of the Mediterranean sea.

European Commission make allowance for a calculates show that in 2017, 650,000 first-time asylum seekers, most of them from Syria and Iraq, petitioned for international protection in the member states of the EU – 560,000 down on the previous year.

Also in 2017, 538,000 asylum seekers were presented protection status.

Express.co.uk has approached the European Commission for a comment.

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