BRUSSELS, Dec. 10 (DPA / EP) –
The European Commissioner for the Interior, Ylva Johansson, announced late this Thursday that fifteen countries of the European Union are committed to receiving 40,000 Afghans.
“Fifteen member states are committed to offering protection to about 40,000 Afghans. This, along with other measures, will be able to deal with irregular migration,” the commissioner advanced on social networks.
Germany, according to a letter from Johansson sent to the other interior ministers, would be willing to accept about 25,000 Afghans.
Johansson mentions in the same communication that by 2021 and 2022 about 60,000 people could be accepted throughout the European Union, although the total does not apply only to people who come from Afghanistan, which would be “two thirds”.
According to the European Commission, 28,000 Afghans have been evacuated in recent months.