This week, the leaders of Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Nigeria, Chad and Libya met in Paris in an effort to find a solution to the massive influx of migrants from Africa and the Middle East.
The current crisis is threatening to rip the European Union apart due to the sheer number of arrivals and a growing feeling of discontent among certain countries such as Greece and Italy.
One of the main goals was to reform the Dublin Convention which states that refugees must apply for asylum in the country of their arrival. The objective here is to relieve the pressure on Italy and Greece who are having to face a huge number of newcomers due to their geographical proximity with Africa and the Middle East.
One of President Macron’s ideas was to create hot-spots in Libya, Chad and Nigeria. Those meeting the requirements would be granted asylum and could travel to Europe via official routes rather than be exploited by smugglers…