Nirvana Deliu/Policy Researcher at EMA, was invited on ScanTv to give her remarks on emigration and the visa suspension mechanism included in chapter 24 of the EU Acquis. She also commented the EC monitoring report which analyses whether countries are in line with the EU policies of visa liberalization, as the safety of member states is affected by the increasing number of irregular immigrants. When asked about the suspension of visa liberalization, she said that the suspension is only temporary and recommendations are given to normalize the situation. Deliu said that the Refugee Convention and the EU Directive recognize the right to asylum in life-threating cases but not for economic reasons, therefore asylum applications are largely unapproved. Deliu concluded by pointing out a double standard; she said that the Temporary Protection Directive was used in the case of Ukraine where the state where the refugee is located provides housing, employment and education for children under 18 years old, but the same was not implemented for the Syrian refugees.
The reasons why Albania is risking the return of the visa regime with the EU