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EU member states forge crucial accord to tackle illegal immigration crisis

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The member countries of the European Union have reached a new agreement regarding revising their laws to address the issue of illegal immigration.

This agreement aims to reduce the pressure from the influx of migrants and refugees in countries like Italy and Greece.

Under this new agreement, countries such as Italy and Greece, facing crises, can request assistance from other European countries.

However, countries that oppose hosting refugees, including Poland and Hungary, must financially support the countries receiving refugees and migrants.

This financial support is aimed at assisting the nations that bear the burden of hosting and accommodating refugees, even if certain countries within the EU are reluctant to accept them directly. This provision represents an effort to distribute the responsibility for managing the refugee crisis more evenly across the European Union and promote solidarity among member states.

One primary reason for the new agreement is the significant increase in asylum seekers entering Europe through the Mediterranean this year.

According to United Nations statistics, approximately 190,000 people have made their way to Southern Europe, including Italy, this year. However, at least 2,500 people have died while attempting to reach Europe.

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