Joint declaration of intent on a controlled emergency procedure – voluntary commitments by member states for a predictable temporary solidarity mechanism

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On 23 September 2019 in the city of Birgu (Malta), Germany, France, Italy and Malta have reached a temporary agreement for disembarkation and relocation of migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean. This agreement has been presented to other European interior ministers on 8 October during the Justice and Home Affairs Council but they didn't reach a common agreement.

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Statewatch News, 27/09/2019: The "temporary solidarity mechanism" on relocation of people rescued at sea - what does it say?
Times of Malta, 23/09/2019: Malta, Italy, France and Germany agree on migrant rescue system
Politico, 23/09/2019: 4-country deal points to shift in EU migration policy
Deutsche Welle, 09/10/2019: EU fails to cement agreement on migrants rescued at sea
European Views, 09/10/2019: Germany Fails to Convince Other EU States on its Refugee Proposition

France 24, 24/09/2019: Ministers agree to temporary deal to distribute migrants arriving in Italy and Malta
Reuters, 23/09/2019: Five EU states agree migration deal, look for broader backing
Euractiv, 23/09/2019: EU ministers in Malta to thrash out new migrant system
Euronews, 23/09/2019: Five EU interior ministers agree on draft migration deal
Deutsche Welle, 23/09/2019: Key EU countries agree on sea migrant redistribution scheme
The Guardian, 23/09/2019: EU nations come to Italy's aid over relocating migrants
Politico, 09/10/2019: 4-country migration deal struggles to gain support

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