A dozen countries like Lithuania and Austria called for such a measure to protect their borders.
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Posted on 10/22/2021 5:42 PM Updated 10/22/2021 6:12 PM
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It was “very clear”, it will be no. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will not finance “barbed wire and walls” at the borders to prevent the arrivals of migrants, she declared Friday October 22 after a summit of the Twenty -Sept in Brussels. This is what twelve countries were asking for, such as Lithuania and Austria.
“I have been very clear that there is a long-standing common position of the Commission and the European Parliament that there will be no funding for barbed wire and walls,” said the head of the European executive, at the end of the European Council, where the issue was discussed.
Thursday and Friday, the heads of state and government gathered in the Belgian capital for the European Council. Tensions with Poland, rising energy prices and preparations for COP26 were discussed on Thursday. On Friday, the discussions revolved around the issue of migration.
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