Malmström: Non-Refoulement Must be Respected in the Mediterranean

Speaking at the first meeting of the new European Commission (Barroso 2), Cecila Malmström made remarks about Frontex:

“We have evaluated Frontex, how it works, we will strengthen it, we will increase the coordination capacities and make it a better tool in order to work with the Member States on handling irregular immigration but also on making sure that the rule of law and the principle of ‘non-refoulement’ is respected on the Mediterranean.”

“Nous avons évalué le dispositif Frontex, son fonctionnement, et nous allons le renforcer, a-t-elle déclaré. Nous allons augmenter les capacités de coordination et en faire un meilleur outil pour faire en sorte, avec les Etats, de contrôler l’immigration mais aussi pour s’assurer que la primauté du droit et que le principe de non-refoulement soient respectés autour de la Méditerranée.”

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