Ministers from across the European Union (EU) have presented a plan to support countries neighbouring Afghanistan to host those fleeing the Taliban, in order to stop a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.
The EU ministers released a statement that pledged the EU and its member states would “stand determined to act jointly to prevent the recurrence of uncontrolled large-scale illegal migration movements faced in the past, by preparing a coordinated and orderly response. Incentives to illegal migration should be avoided.”
“Targeted information campaigns should be launched to combat the narratives used by smugglers, including in the online environment, which encourage people to embark on dangerous and illegal journeys towards Europe,” the statement adds.
The meeting comes as the European Union is looking to avoid a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis, as countries such as Greece have explicitly stated they do not want to see a large