The European Commission offers €6000 for an refugee in a EU country, which agrees on their territory to create a temporary “controlled” refugee centres where they are to be accommodated until they are entitled to refugee status or are extradited as illegal immigrants.

In response to the call made by EU leaders of the European Council in June, the Commission is developing the concept of controlled centres today, as well as short-term measures which could be taken to improve the processing of migrants’ dossiers, which are being landed in the EU shores, and identify the first steps of the possible way of making progress on the establishment of regional platforms for disembarkation with third countries.

In order to improve the proper and effective handling of the dossiers of persons removed on the shore in the European Union, EU leaders called for the establishment of “controlled centres” in the EU. The main objective is to improve the process of differentiating persons in need of international protection and illegal migrants who are not allowed to remain in the EU, while the return process is beign accelerated.

The regional debit arrangements aim at ensuring rapid and safe debit on both sides of the Mediterranean of rescue people in accordance with international law, including the principle of non-refoulement, and taking responsible action after the removal of the coast.

However, there are currently no indications that there is a country ready to establish such centres. The most migrants coming from the the Middle East and trying to go via boats in Greece, Italy and Spain, are being saved from the Mediterranean waters. In recent months, Italian Interior Minister Mateo Salvini does not allow rescue vessels to be hosted in Italian ports. In turn, Germany does not want to create refugee centres in its territory, but also seeks a way to deal with the thousands of migrants who arrived in its territory since the start of the refugee crisis.

Nevertheless, the financial stimulus of the EC does not take into account the many risks associated with the chaotic human flow and cannot be a substitute for a prudent and restrictive policy making it first of all “shared regional responsibility”, as determined by Brussels, and national responsibility for border protection.