A proposal to establish a Task Force to deal with migration flows in the Mediterranean has been supported by EU Ministers responsible for Home Affairs.
Ministers have also agreed to take this forward without delay. The Home Affairs Ministry said Malta considers this to be an important step forward, in line with its migration policy, but warned that any attempt to turn the Task Force in an exercise to gain time and allow current inaction will be resisted by the country.
Minister Emanuel Mallia said that the Task Force is necessary in order to identify a number of tangible measures which will ensure that the European Union lives up to its responsibility to address the situation and prevent recurrences, and to step up solidarity with the Member States which are the points of first entry. The Minister added that individual Member States cannot be expected to bear the responsibility of a European problem
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