EU reveals how long Ukrainian refugees will be allowed to stay — Analysis
Brussels wants them to stay for three more years. An estimated 300,000. people have fled to Brussels.
Officials from the European Union are currently working on proposals to grant Ukrainian refugees fleeing the country protections. They would be allowed to work and remain in the bloc of 27 member states for up to 3 years.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told France 2 TV on Monday that it is the EU’s “duty to take those who flee war,”Confirming EU, the interior ministers gave the task to the European Commission Sunday to write the proposals.
These ministers will meet on Thursday again to finalize details. As it stands, it’s been estimated by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi that over 500,000 people have fled in just over four days.
French and EU officials claim that at least 300,000.
An EU temporary protection directive, which was drawn up in the 1990s in the wake of war in the Balkans, provides one-to-three years’ protection in all member states for refugees fleeing conflict. A residence permit would be issued to anyone who arrives in the EU via Ukraine. They also have the right to access employment and social welfare.
Alva Johansson EU Home Affairs Commissioner said on Sunday that many ministers from the bloc had endorsed the proposal. There are still questions about how and when to do it.
“All EU member states are prepared to accept refugees from Ukraine,”Nancy Faeser, German Interior Minister, stated that the member states are also included. “stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.”
Janez Lenarcic (European commissioner for crisis management) has calculated that seven million Ukrainians could have been displaced as a result of the conflict. He calls it The “largest humanitarian crisis on our European continent in many, many years.”According to the EU, four million refugees could be forced from their country by then.
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