The French Greens Senator , ANGO ELA Kalliopi , said it’s time to change the Dublin Convention . She has been talking to Malta this morning (iNEWSMALTA sur la conférence de presse en présence de Mr Cassola, candidat aux élections européennes sur la nécessaire révision du règlement Dublin II. 21/01/14).
The French Greens Senator , ANGO ELA Kalliopi , said it’s time to change the Dublin Convention . She has been talking to Malta this morning.
The Dublin establishes the principle that a member country of the European Union it is responsible for an asylum application . Therefore it is considered as a system that puts too much pressure on countries such as Malta are watching border continuous arrivals of immigrants.
Kalliopi ANGO ELA said: « The increase in tragedies involving migrants in Mediterranean Europe requires very start operating policies to prevent these deaths . Necessary to develop measures to regulate legal migration and temporary humanitarian visas issued to these vulnerable people have the protection they need. »
She added that the Greens believe that those seeking asylum have the possibility to move from one place to another within the EU countries through a drastic revision of the existing rules of the Dublin Convention .
The Chairman of the Green Party , Professor Arnold Cassola , added: » We European Greens are presenting one united position in our call to change the rules of Dublin , in which those seeking asylum have the right to free movement within the EU , once an application for asylum on Maltese territory . Such asylum seekers as well as ordinary citizens needs to be treated with dignity and respect. »
He said that free movement in the EU should be possible for anyone who respects the law , regardless of his or her economic means .