African Union Ambassador to the EU, Ajay Bramdeo, says that the amount of funding earmarked for stemming the flow of migration from Africa to the EU is pitifully small. Currently, African countries have been offered €1.8bn funding over five years, aimed at increasing stability in the region. Turkey, in contrast, is to receive €3bn in exchange for its cooperation over migration. Speaking to ViEUws ahead of the Valletta Summit on Migration on 11-12 November, Bramdeo also urged European leaders to adopt a broader, more “humane” approach to the current refugee crisis, rather than focussing merely on security.
On 11-12 November 2015, will be convened an international summit to discuss migration issues with African and other key countries concerned. What is at stake? Tim Allan, S&D Group Press Officer has the answers.