At the end of a debate on immigration at the European Parliament, EC Commissioner for Freedom, Justice and Security, Jacques Barrot, said it was necessary to respect the “principle of no forced returns established by the EU legislation with regard to people crossing the outer borders of the EU.” “[R]eturns [should not be ] carried out to countries where people risk being subjected to degrading and inhuman treatment.”
Barrot said the Commission was still reviewing the Italian government’s response to the request for clarification of the Italian migrant push-back policy.
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