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ACT Alliance EU together with more than 100 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

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Statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016  

NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration  

 

At   the   upcoming   European   Council,   European   Union   (EU)   leaders   will   discuss   the   European Commission’s   Communication   on   a   new   Partnership   Framework   with   third   countries.   The Communication  proposes  an  approach  which  aims  to  leverage  existing  EU  and  Member  States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe. The undersigned organisations express their grave concern about the direction the EU is taking by making deterrence and return the main objective of the Union's relationship with third countries. More broadly, this new Partnership  Framework  risks  cementing  a  shift  towards  a  foreign  policy  that  serves  one  single objective,  to  curb  migration,  at  the  expense  of  European  credibility  and  leverage  in  defence  of fundamental values and human rights. 

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