Migration & international security

The Netherlands is committed to a common border control, asylum and migration policy.

The current instability on the EU’s borders impacts on individual member states. External and internal security go hand in hand and require a coherent approach.

There needs to be better reception of refugees in the local region and in Europe. The member states also need to divide the burden more fairly and look for ways to better manage the flow of migrants.

This can only be achieved if the member states take joint action and also focus on the causes of this crisis. The EU can engage with the world around it in a proactive, united manner provided its Common Foreign and Security Policy supports EU-wide solutions.