Spain defends “a structural approach and-durable” with respect to the countries of origin and transit as a key element of the common migratory policy
JHA council in Brussels
Grande-Marlaska has presented the political collaboration and law enforcement between Spain and Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania or Senegal, which has led to a reduction in arrivals of irregular 50%, as an example of effective policy of cooperation with the countries of origin and transit, based on mutual trust and respect to contribute to a safe migration
The minister of the Interior in functions has been advocated to resume the bet by the free movement in the Schengen area
The minister of the Interior in office, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has pointed to this Monday before their european counterparts that, in the field of migration, borders and asylum, the priority of the European Union should be the reinforcement of the external dimension of immigration, by increasing cooperation with third States.
Grande-Marlaska has defended in Brussels, during the meeting of the Council of Ministers and home Affairs of the European Union (JAI), the need to work to prevent crisis migration in cooperation with countries of origin and transit, exposing the good results achieved by Spain in its cooperation policy and police with Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania or Senegal.
“I cannot help remembering that the best challenge is the one that is not generated. For this reason, cooperation with countries of origin and transit, particularly coastal, should be included in the agendas of european in the first place,” has raised the minister’s functions, noting that “the reduction in arrivals to Spain in a 50% has helped to avoid secondary movements, more than any other measure in the interior dimension, but to continue so it is necessary to have a true partnership with these countries that involve a structural funding and lasting”.
The responsible of the Interior has claimed the need to meet the challenge of migration jointly within European Union, arguing that it can require the member States external border of the EU the responsibility exclusively of the management of the flows and the fight against mafias dedicated to trafficking in persons.
Also, Grande-Marlaska has advocated the need to return to a Schengen area-free controls interior as soon as possible, by honoring the principles that underpin the european project. “The free movement and the absence of controls at internal borders has been the key vault on which it has constructed the Space of Freedom, Security and Justice”, has declared.
FUTURE OF THE INTERNAL SECURITY
In terms of security, another of the themes of this JHA Council, the Spanish minister has argued that the link between internal and external security must be strengthened, with special attention to the Neighbourhood South. “Many of our threats come from the outside and there is nothing we can do alone. The operational cooperation and the exchange of information with third States is essential”, he said.
The european ministers have also discussed about the new technologies and their impact on internal security. The minister of the Interior in features has claimed the need to adapt to the new realities of terrorism and organized crime, giving law-enforcement bodies of material and human resources sufficient. In this regard, has defended the proposal to launch an exchange programme for police similar to the Erasmus already proposed in 2010 under the Spanish presidency.
Finally, the minister of the Interior in functions has highlighted the importance of working within a common legal framework, while respecting the principle of mutual trust. “It is very dangerous to be put in doubt, especially in the area of mutual recognition of judicial decisions, as all of the institutional architecture in this field depends on its good operation,” he defended.
Official press release from the Interior Ministry http://www.interior.gob.es/prensa/noticias/-/asset_publisher/GHU8Ap6ztgsg/content/id/11218628