Algeria is opposed to the European attempts to turn the country into a secret shelter for refugees

The report of the French Parliament, published on Wednesday, stated that Algeria continues to refuse to take any action on the issue of immigration security.

The report’s authors add that “Algeria rejects any action to improve security in the migration issue, preferring to act on root causes of the crisis and this should be reflected in the development of countries that are the source of major migratory flows”.

This is due to the fact that the largest EU countries, such as Germany, France and Italy, put pressure on the Algerian government, trying to get him to take the main flow of illegal migrants moving to the North of the Mediterranean.

Head of the Algerian red Crescent Saida Benhabiles says that “her country has faced serious pressure from the EU on the States of the southern Mediterranean. They are trying to make Algeria to establish in the country the refugee camps, however we cannot accept such unfair conditions.”

According to Benhabiles, “Algeria insists that the European initiative on security will not solve the crisis in the Mediterranean”. “The government supports the approach under which friendly countries unite and make every effort to deport African migrants to their countries of origin.”

Algeria has introduced austerity measures in the South and East on the borders with Libya, Mali, Chad, Niger, Tunisia and Morocco to confront the influx of illegal immigrants. At the same time, the army and security forces conduct weekly raids and arrest of Africans illegally crossing the border.

Migration remains the most important “Apple of discord” between the two shores of the Mediterranean, despite the fact that all of the stakeholders supported measures for the protection of borders, determined the sequence of actions at the checkpoints, came to the agreement on the exchange of information and equipment necessary for deportation.

On the other hand, the report is edited by Senator-socialist Simon Sator (December 2015) says about the new movement in the European-Algerian relations.

There’s also drew attention to the economic reforms initiated by Algeria. But stressed that “their success depends on the degree of openness of the country to the EU.” In addition, new priorities, to overcome the consequences of the fall in oil prices.

“The success of economic reforms by the Algerian government, and overcoming the effects of the decline in oil prices, caused financial imbalance, depends on the ability of the Algerian authorities to be more open”.

In turn, the European Commissioner for enlargement and European neighbourhood Commissioner Johannes Hahn (Johannes Hahn) said that “the EU will continue to support Algeria in its economic diversification and improving the business environment”.

Algeria and the EU have concluded more than 20 agreements worth more than 200 million euros. They are all dedicated to the diversification of the Algerian economy. Some projects are already being implemented, others are still waiting for their start.

As for the government, Abdel Aziz Bouteflika, the report States that it intends to contribute to the EU energy policy.

The parties reached a certain convergence, but there is a need for a more pragmatic approach. Forecast for Algeria will be changed after meetings with Algerian Ministers and parliamentarians.