The European Interior Commissioner Will Meet With Marlaska And Escrivá On Monday

European Interior Commissioner Ylva Johansson and the Vice President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas will meet next Monday in Madrid with Interior Ministers Fernando Grande-Marlaska and Social Security, Inclusion and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, said Community Executive Johansson and Schinas will visit Spain in the framework of the round of contacts with the Member States before the presentation of the new plan that Brussels prepares on immigration and asylum. During their stay in Madrid, they will also visit the Civil Guard Coordination Center for rescues at sea, as well as the National Police team at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas airport. Schinas, who is also the holder of the European Lifestyle Promotion portfolio, will also visit the Vocational Training Center “Professor Raúl Vázquez” and Johansson will have a meeting with civil society organizations. On Tuesday, the vice president of the Commission will have a meeting with the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida and another with the vice president of the Spanish Confederation of Directors and Executives, Manuel Gago Areces. These trips are intended to listen to the capitals, with a view to preparing the new Pact on Immigration and Asylum. Community sources told Efe that although it was planned that the plan would be presented next March it could be delayed. The first of the EU countries that Johansson and Schinas visited last December was Greece, which is under enormous pressure for the presence of thousands of migrants arriving on their islands. The new Commission hopes to unlock the management of immigration and asylum policy, one of the issues that has raised the most blisters in recent years in the European Union. Immigration policy reforms that have been stagnant for years include the revision of the Dublin Regulation, a system that determines which Member State is responsible for managing asylum applications of immigrants accessing European territory.

                

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