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

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Publication Date September 2019
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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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Commentary and Analysis
Statewatch News, 27/09/2019: The "temporary solidarity mechanism" on relocation of people rescued at sea - what does it say? http://www.statewatch.org/news/2019/sep/eu-relocation-deal.htm
Times of Malta, 23/09/2019: Malta, Italy, France and Germany agree on migrant rescue system https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/malta-italy-france-and-germany-agree-on-migrant-rescue-system.737404
Politico, 23/09/2019: 4-country deal points to shift in EU migration policy https://www.politico.eu/article/leaked-document-shift-eu-migration-policy/
Deutsche Welle, 09/10/2019: EU fails to cement agreement on migrants rescued at sea https://www.dw.com/en/eu-fails-to-cement-agreement-on-migrants-rescued-at-sea/a-50743383
European Views, 09/10/2019: Germany Fails to Convince Other EU States on its Refugee Proposition https://www.european-views.com/2019/10/germany-fails-to-convince-other-eu-states-on-its-refugee-proposition/

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France 24, 24/09/2019: Ministers agree to temporary deal to distribute migrants arriving in Italy and Malta https://www.france24.com/en/20190924-malta-italy-migrants-ocean-viking-deal-distribution-dublin-regulation
Reuters, 23/09/2019: Five EU states agree migration deal, look for broader backing https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-europe-migrants-meeting/five-eu-states-agree-migration-deal-look-for-broader-backing-idUKKBN1W81W3
Euractiv, 23/09/2019: EU ministers in Malta to thrash out new migrant system https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/eu-ministers-in-malta-to-thrash-out-new-migrant-system/
Euronews, 23/09/2019: Five EU interior ministers agree on draft migration deal https://www.euronews.com/2019/09/23/five-eu-interior-ministers-agree-on-draft-migration-deal
Deutsche Welle, 23/09/2019: Key EU countries agree on sea migrant redistribution scheme https://www.dw.com/en/key-eu-countries-agree-on-sea-migrant-redistribution-scheme/a-50549610
The Guardian, 23/09/2019: EU nations come to Italy's aid over relocating migrants https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/23/eu-nations-come-to-italys-aid-over-relocating-migrants
Politico, 09/10/2019: 4-country migration deal struggles to gain support https://www.politico.eu/article/4-country-migration-germany-france-italy-maltadeal-struggles-to-gain-support/

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