France may take asylum seekers from Malta per pilot EU project (News)

“The details will be finalised on Friday when French Immigration Minister Eric Besson flies to Malta for a one-day meeting with Home Affairs Minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici. [***]

“Immigration will be high on the government’s agenda this week, as Dr Mifsud Bonnici will also host Swedish Migration Tobias Billström tomorrow and Tuesday to discuss the EU Stockholm programme, before Sweden takes over the EU Presidency on July 1.

“This programme is a five-year strategy with precise goals in the areas of freedom, justice and security. The plan has to be endorsed by member states by the end of this year.”

Click here for full text of Times of Malta article.

Click here for text of approved European Commission communications setting priorities for the proposed future Stockholm Programme which will establish a framework for EU action on citizenship, justice, security, asylum and immigration for the next five years.

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