EU Mediterranean states are calling for Brussels to give advice on the Afghanistan crisis

From the point of view of five EU Mediterranean countries, the EU must urgently advise on a possible new influx of refugees because of the situation in Afghanistan. This is what Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta and Cyprus are calling for, and they have received most of the migrants – including from Afghanistan – in recent years.

A letter from these five states to the Slovenian EU Council Presidency said that it had to be discussed about “possible effects on migration in the countries of first reception and in the European Union”. The EU interior ministers are scheduled to meet by video conference on September 18.