Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehamer has strongly criticized the European Commissioner for the Interior, Elva Johansson, for About the Afghan conflict The EU must provide legal and safe escape routes for those in need of international protection.
The Interior Commissioner’s statement about legal escape routes is completely wrong
Nahamer said. he added:
I thought Europe had learned from mistakes made during the 2015 refugee crisis and had no intention of making them again.
The head of the Ministry calls for immediate clarification, ensuring that the European Commission truly represents the views of member states.
Johansson stressed in a statement on Wednesday that the situation in Afghanistan is clearly unsafe and will not be so for the foreseeable future. He added that eighty percent of the people forced to flee were women and children. It also called on member states to:
Increase resettlement quotas and provide more opportunities for legal immigration.
Michel Raymond, the Austrian Green Party’s spokesman for EU affairs – unlike the interior minister – welcomed Johansson’s comments. He believes that Europe should not make the mistake of the governments that were organizing in 2015, but should already prepare for a possible influx of refugees and deal with the problem professionally. The Green Party politician trusts a coordinated European solution.