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Oct 13, 2018

EC working on “creating a humanitarian visa for immigrants”

The European Commission has offered to pay out 6,000 euros for each migrant taken in via the Mediterranean

The European Commission could create a common framework for legalizing the entry of asylum seekers for Member States that wish to issue humanitarian visas.

According to Origo.hu, the European Commission offered to pay out 6,000 euros for each migrant taken in via the Mediterranean, but the offer was seen as a charitable handout and rejected by the likes of Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini.

The report states that Brussel has had many attempts to push the migration question forward but none have really succeeded.

Recently, the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) met again with the aim to come up with another way to make mass migration palatable, and it resulted in the suggestion of “creating a humanitarian visa for immigrants”.

If the humanitarian visa for immigrants gets approved, the European Commission could create a common framework by March 2019 for legalizing the entry of asylum seekers for those Member States that wish to issue humanitarian visas.

Every country that issues humanitarian visas should allow the person to enter its territory solely for the purpose of submitting an asylum application.

Balázs Hídvégi, the communications chief of the ruling Fidesz party, said this proposal is just about getting as many immigrants as possible in the EU and as quickly as possible, raising concerns about the movement of migrants once they have entered the EU.