SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 2 December 2021, Thursday |

EU states must not strip migrants of their basic rights, Luxembourg PM says

The European Union must strike the proper balance in dealing with Belarus’ migration plan while also ensuring that those attempting to enter the bloc’s borders do not lose their fundamental rights, Luxembourg’s prime minister said on Friday.

“These people are not being treated appropriately, including by several European nations,” Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel told reporters in Brussels, where European leaders are expected to address migration on the second day of an EU summit.

“All measure we take must be in line with human rights. We cannot simply strip people of the most fundamental rights, the right of asylum. An orderly migration must remain possible. We need to find the right balance,” he said.