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23 September 2020 "Today we propose a European solution to rebuild trust between Member States and to restore citizens' confidence in our ability to manage as a Union".

Thus the president of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen on the new Pact on asylum and migration, which will be presented shortly by the vice-president Margaritis Schinas and the EU commissioner, Ylva Johansson.

"The EU has already demonstrated in other sectors its ability to take extraordinary steps to reconcile divergent perspectives - he says -. Now it is time to raise the challenge to manage migration jointly, with the right balance between solidarity and responsibility", he said. von der Leyen.

"The pact offers a new start for the EU," he added.

There will always be migration in Europe

"Migrations have always been a fact in Europe and always will be. For centuries they have shaped our societies and many of our lives. And it will always be like this", stressed Ursula von der Leyen, at the end of the college of commissioners in Brussels. .

"It is a complex phenomenon and the whole system for dealing with it in Europe no longer works. The Commission's package on migration and asylum that we are presenting today offers a new start," he adds.

Ad hoc solutions are no longer good

"Europe must abandon ad hoc solutions to implement a predictable and reliable migration management system", said the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on the new Pact on Asylum and Migration .

"This package reflects a fair balance between responsibility and solidarity between Member States," he added.