EU interior ministers meet to discuss migrant deportation policy

EU interior ministers have discussed new laws to send back illegal migrants who do not qualify for asylum. The countries say their initiative is part of efforts to accommodate refugees who genuinely need help.

Representatives of EU states met in Luxembourg on Thursday to draw out a 10-point plan on the future of the bloc’s deportation policy. The new system will allow faster and easier deportation ofrefugees who did not get asylum in Europe .

The plan also includes arranging joint flights, organized by the European border agency Frontex, to send back economic migrants to their home countries.

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Thursday that he approved of the EU’s plans to deport migrants who could not claim asylum.

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