Tirana, 26 October 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency
President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, called a meeting in Brussels between heads of those Western Balkan countries which serve as a migratory route, to agree on several immediate operative measures to cope with the situation in the region as a result of the large numbers of refugees from Middle East.
The aim was to create a cross border and a regional approach for the management of the crisis, through coordination and extra consultation between the countries with the aim of avoiding a possible humanitarian crisis along the transit route.
Prime Minister Rama participated in this meeting alongside leaders of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Sweden.
Rama expressed Albania’s readiness to be part of the scheme of solutions in the region in fulfilling Albania’s role as an EU candidate member country which strongly supports European values in coping with this crisis.
PM Rama expressed Albania’s readiness in applying the operative measures that were agreed within a joint EU action plan for the management of the refugee crisis.
The meeting came out with a joint declaration which contains 17 operative points starting with the obligation to exchange regular information on the influxes and needs, the obligation to offer preliminary information on the movement of refugees in the borders of the neighboring country, the accommodation of refugees who move along the Balkan route, the efficient management of refugees through registration, returns and growth of collaboration for the application of the readmission agreement with third countries and the effective border management. /ibna/