Letter to Minister Alfano: Justice & Home Affairs Council on 4 – 5 December
Angelina Alfano, Minister for Interior
03/12/2014 – Today, the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) ministers are convening – for the last time under your Presidency – to discuss measures to control migratory flows. Amnesty International is deeply concerned that the European Union (EU) continues to respond to migratory flows, such as those currently affecting the Central Mediterranean, with a security driven approach focussed on strengthening the surveillance of external borders, fighting smuggling-rings, and enhancing cooperation with countries of origin and transit with a view to preventing migration to Europe. This approach ignores the extraordinary factors pushing many people to leave their countries and creates more dangers for those attempting to reach the EU.