Turkey Has to Improve Border Controls if it Hopes to Join the European Union
Due to Turkey's poor border controls, human trafficking and drug smuggling could be an issue. The UK Border Agency said that it would like to work with other countries to help them strengthen their capacity to deal with these kinds of threats.
If Turkey is allowed to join the European Union, then the union's border would be extended to Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Currently the Home Affairs Committee estimates that the number of Turkish migrants likely to enter the European Union as a whole range from 500,000 to 4.4 million by the year 2030.
The committee's Labour chairman, Keith Vaz, said that people are currently very worried about smuggling from Afghanistan and Iran increasing if Turkey was to join the union. There is nothing against Turkey, but their border controls need some work.
Mr Vaz went on to say that it was clear from his visit to Turkey and Greece that there is a willingness by the authorities to tackle this problem of illegal migration. Despite this, there is a lot of work that still needs to be done in this area. Right now the European Union needs a collective commitment from Greece, Turkey and European and international law enforcement groups to share intelligence and work together to bring down criminal gangs.
- Agreement between Employers and Labour Unions paves the way for Congress tackling Immigration Reform - April 3, 2013
- UK Tech industry hopes immigration reform includes entrepreneur visas - February 6, 2013
- Foreign experts invited to work in China under improved conditions - February 5, 2013
- US Immigration Reform Plans to Incorporate Border Security - January 30, 2013
- Jarre joins list of French millionaires avoiding tax increases - January 2, 2013
- Central European doctors threaten migration for higher pay - November 21, 2012
- Irish research threatened by emigration due to controls - November 20, 2012
- Temporary border staff accused of immigration mistakes - August 13, 2012
- Turkey attracting German workers as economy flourishes - August 8, 2012
- UK Border Agency struggling with backlog - July 24, 2012
- Australia plans to admit 190000 immigrants in 2013 - May 17, 2013
- Merkel urges Germans to accept immigration policy changes - May 16, 2013
- Kiwi lifestyle and higher wages lure highly skilled Brits - May 15, 2013
- Canada ramps up search for skilled immigrants in specific trades - May 14, 2013
- US senator submits game changing bill to repeal FATCA - May 13, 2013
- Germany reels under surge in immigrants from EU countries - May 10, 2013
- Survey confirms emigration of hundreds of thousands of Irish - May 9, 2013
- Australian government to invest AU$ millions in promoting multiculturalism - May 8, 2013
- Immigrant impact on town transformation underscores US visa reform - May 7, 2013
- Expat entrepreneurs in niche markets do well in China - May 6, 2013