06 Feb, 2023

Renew Europe: Time for EU migration reform

With the 2024 elections to the European Parliament just over one year away, progress is urgently needed towards European-level solutions for our common asylum and migration challenges. Ahead of their special summit this week, Renew Europe calls on EU leaders to uphold their part of the Joint Roadmap agreed last year between the European Parliament and the Council, an initiative taken by Renew Europe to undo the blockage and implement the Migration and Asylum Pact before the end of the current mandate period. 

Renew Europe believes that united, Europe can in an orderly and dignified way put in place a common, sustainable asylum and migration pact combining the principles of solidarity and responsibility. Renew Europe is fighting for real effort and concrete delivery on this important topic, rather than empty rhetoric. 

Malik Azmani MEP (VVD, NL), Renew Europe Vice-President and Member of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, said: 

“The time for real progress on the Migration and Asylum Pact is now. Responsibility and Solidarity must go hand in hand. We cannot risk another summer of infighting over Europe’s borders. Instead of rhetoric and fairy tales, we need real focus and concrete delivery. EU leaders must next week recommit to the joint roadmap concluded between the European Parliament and the European Council last year, at the behest of Renew Europe.” 

Photo credit: Eric Vidal, European Parliament 2023

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