In the midst of Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis, some rights that are held by asylum seekers from Belrus border countries may be suspended by the European Union.
According to the European Commission (the EU’s executive arm headed by President Ursula von der Leyen), countries will be allowed to keep asylum seekers in border camps for as long as four months. This would enable faster deportations.
These proposals represent the EU’s latest attempt to address what it calls a Minsk-created crisis.
In light of the ongoing European migration crisis, the European Union may suspend some rights for asylum seekers living in Belrus. Pictured: Migrants stands in queue to receive a hot food at a logistics center at the checkpoint logistics centre ‘Bruzgi’ at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Belarus is accused by the EU of bringing migrants from the Middle East to Belarus and forcing them into crossing the forest in order to reach Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia.
Belarus denies the allegations. As thousands of migrants camp in frigid conditions, rights groups claim that at least thirteen people have been killed.
Three EU member countries bordering Belarus defend their policy of pushing back migrants without assessing them individually or giving them an opportunity to claim asylum.
Human rights groups claim that the practice is against EU and international humanitarian laws.
According to the Commission’s proposal, asylum would only be granted at certain locations such as crossings of the border.
The national authorities could take up to 4 weeks to process asylum claims.
The border could hold asylum seekers for as long as 16 weeks, but they would lose the right to be detained in other suitable centers within the country.
This proposal is another illustration of EU’s tightening immigration regulations since over 1 million immigrants arrived in 2015. It has overwhelmed the bloc and divided member states on how to react.
According to the European Commission’s proposals, countries will be permitted to keep asylum seekers in camps at their borders for as long as four months. This would enable faster deportations. Pictured: Migrants warm themselves near a fire at the checkpoint ‘Kuznitsa’ at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, on Nov. 16, 2021
The checkpoint Kuznitsa, which is located near Grodno in Belarus on Sunday November 28th 2021, houses migrants who are looking for warm clothing.
The nationalist government of Poland has been anti-immigration’s leading voice since the 1980s. They often clash with EU officials over human rights concerns.
The border tensions are now lessened since Angela Merkel called Alexander Lukashenko (Belarusian President) and Moscow, his closest ally. Minsk also moved the migrants across the frontier.
On Wednesday, Lukashenko said that he would suspend Russian energy flow over Belarusian territory in the event Poland closes its border. According to the Kremlin, it was hoped that he wouldn’t do so.
Poland let a state emergency at its border lapse overnight. However, the interior minister used new powers granted him by Parliament to increase the ban on journalists and other rights activists working at the border for three more months.
On Wednesday, Vilnius saw the government debate extending its emergency. The interior ministry stated that 10,000 immigrants were still present in Belarus.
News of the proposals come after Lukashenko has said he will ask Vladimir Putin to arm his country with nukes if NATO sends similar weapons to Poland.
According to the Kremlin-supported RIA news agency, the dictator declared that he was ready to take power. [nuclear weapons]Belarus.
Pictured: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visits migrants waiting at the closed area allocated by Belarusian government on the Belarusian-Polish border in Grodno, Belarus on November 26, 2021. After Belarus released migrants from its borders to Poland, and other EU countries, tensions have been lessened at the border in recent weeks.
Yesterday, Putin warned Ukraine and the West not to cross his “red lines” as NATO leaders met in Latvia. This was amid rising tensions between the Baltic Sea and Black Sea Regions.
Putin sent 94,000 soldiers to Ukraine’s frontier, and the White House warned Europe that an invasion could occur. This would be a far greater threat than the 2014 annexation.
The Russian President said, however that NATO’s building up of military equipment near the borders of its territory was as important to the Kremlin as reinforcements being assembled on the West side.
Participants in an online investment forum were informed by the Russian president that NATO’s eastern expansion had threatened Moscow’s core security interests.
The map, which was shared by Military Times this month and reproduced here, shows that Ukrainian intelligence is preparing for an aggressive invasion. This could lead to large swathes in Ukraine being captured. It would be a far more powerful than the 2014 annexation.
He was concerned that NATO might use Ukraine’s territory for missile deployments capable of reaching Russia’s command centers in five minutes.
Putin stated that the emergence of these threats is a red line for him. “I believe that the common good and responsibility of each country and for the greater community will prevail.”
He stated that Moscow had been forced by the rising threats to its existence to create new hypersonic weapons.
“What should we do?” Putin replied, “What should we do?” Putin stated, “We’d need to create something similar in order to take out those who would threaten us.” We can already do this.