European Commission President Juncker: EU countries must not reject refugees because of Paris attacks
countries should not begin to reject refugees in response to Friday's attacks in Paris. In his view there is no need for the EU-28 to change their approach to addressing the migration crisis.
Juncker also emphasized that the perpetrators of the assassinations in Paris were not asylum-seekers, but criminals. "We should not confuse two different categories of people coming to Europe," he said at the press conference. "Those responsible for the attacks in Paris... are criminals and not asylum-seekers or refugees."
The Commission President's remarks were made in the context of announcements that the first of the attackers, a 29-year-old Frenchman, has been identified. "I would like to call on those in Europe who are attempting to alter the migration agenda adopted to take it seriously and to not succumb to these simplistic reactions, I dislike them," Juncker said.
In his view, while the EU will continue to grapple with certain difficulties, that is no reason for it to alter its basic position on how to address the migration crisis. Yesterday Poland announced through its incoming Minister for European Affairs, Konrad Szymański, that after the Paris attacks the country sees no political option for fulfilling the EU's decision to redistribute refugees according to its quota system.
"Poland must maintain absolute control over its borders and its asylum and migration policy," the incoming minister wrote for news server wPolityce.pl.
- Police have identified the first of the Paris assassins
- Islamic State claims responsibility for assassinations in Paris
- One of the biggest terrorist attacks: Assassins murder 126 people in Paris, more than 200 injured
- Germany recalls last year's violent clashes between police and those opposed to refugees in Heidenau
- German domestic intelligence service concerned ultra-right groups might form
- Belgium: Machete-wielding attacker harms two policewomen, so-called Islamic State claims responsibility
- EU Commissioners on Roma Holocaust Memorial Day: Too many Roma are victims of hate crime in Europe
- Czech MPs join platform against multiculturalism
- German Chancellor still believes her country can handle the impacts of attacks and immigration
- Czech Republic to receive 10 refugees from camps in Greece and as many as 80 Syrians from camps in Turkey
- Poland: Man who shouted "Kill him!" to attackers of Syrian immigrant sentenced to community service
- An 18-year-old man with dual German-Iranian citizenship has shot nine people dead, injured 21 in Munich
- UN internal human rights oversight body says it failed to hold Kosovo mission accountable for abuses such as housing Roma on contaminated land
- Czech Republic: Christian refugees from Iraq slowly find housing and jobs
- Commentary: Czech anti-immigrant MP has a math problem
Tags:Terorismus, EU, European Commission, Immigration
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