Italy’s ‘nuclear option’ on migrants unravels

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Publication Date 18/07/2017
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Council Directive 2001/55/EC of 20 July 2001 on minimum standards for giving temporary protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons and on measures promoting a balance of efforts between Member States in receiving such persons and bearing the consequences thereof News sources reported in July 2017 that the Italian government was evaluating a proposal to issue 200,000 temporary migrant visas to allow migrants arriving on Italian shores to move freely throughout the rest of Europe.

Italy would utilise the Council Directive 2001/55 'on minimum standards for giving temporary protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons'.

Source Link https://euobserver.com/migration/138559
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EUObserver, 17.07.17: Austria readies for migrant border surge https://euobserver.com/migration/138555
ESO: Background information: The EU’s Temporary Protection Directive as a solution to Europe’s refugee crisis (EuroppBlog, 22.12.15) http://www.europeansources.info/record/the-eus-temporary-protection-directive-as-a-solution-to-europes-refugee-crisis/
European Commission: DG Migration and Home Affairs: Asylum: Temporary protection https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/asylum/temporary-protection_en
Info Migrants: News, 18.07.17: Italy evaluates proposal for 200,000 temporary migrant visas http://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/4205/italy-evaluates-proposal-for-200-000-temporary-migrant-visas
EurActiv, 24.07.17: Italy hits back over migration security http://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/italy-hits-back-over-migration-security/
EUObserver, 17.08.17: Austrian soldiers to stop migrants from Italy https://euobserver.com/migration/138754
ESO: Background information: NGOs say Italy’s ‘code of conduct’ threatens migrants’ lives http://www.europeansources.info/record/ngos-say-italys-code-of-conduct-threatens-migrants-lives/
ESO: Information Guide: European Migration Challenges http://www.europeansources.info/record/information-guide-european-migration-challenges/
ESO: Background information: Central Mediterranean Route: Commission proposes Action Plan to support Italy, reduce pressure and increase solidarity, July 2017 http://www.europeansources.info/record/central-mediterranean-route-commission-proposes-action-plan-to-support-italy-reduce-pressure-and-increase-solidarity/
ESO: Background information: Italy threatens EU with closure of ports to rescue boats, June 2017 http://www.europeansources.info/record/italy-threatens-eu-with-closure-of-ports-to-rescue-boats/
ESO: Background information: Italy summons Austrian ambassador over threat of border controls http://www.europeansources.info/record/italy-summons-austrian-ambassador-over-threat-of-border-controls/

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