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#EUAsylumRules – Reform of the #DublinSystem

#EUAsylumRules – Reform of the #DublinSystem

| July 25, 2019

The influx of migrants and asylum seekers to Europe in recent years has shown the need for a fairer, more effective European asylum policy. Check out the infographic for more information.     Although the record migratory flows to the EU witnessed in 2015 and 2016 have subsided, Europe – due to its geographic position and stability […]

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Future #Asylum reform: Designed to address both primary and secondary movements

Future #Asylum reform: Designed to address both primary and secondary movements

| June 29, 2018

The reform of EU asylum rules initiated by the Commission in 2015 are designed to ensure humane and dignified treatment of asylum seekers, simplified and shortened asylum procedures, as well as stricter rules to combat abuse. The key objectives of the reforms include both stopping secondary movements and ensuring solidarity for member states of first […]

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MEPs support reforms to speed up assessment of #asylum requests in the EU

MEPs support reforms to speed up assessment of #asylum requests in the EU

| April 30, 2018

Requesting and granting asylum in the EU will be quicker and simpler, with stronger safeguards, particularly for children, under new rules approved in committee. A proposed new Regulation on a common procedure for granting international protection in the EU, which lays down how national authorities are to manage asylum applications, was backed by the Civil […]

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France registers record #asylum requests in 2017

France registers record #asylum requests in 2017

France registered a record number of asylum requests in 2017, when Albanians topped the list despite far slimmer prospects of obtaining refugee status than people from war-torn places such as Syria or Afghanistan. A more than two-year long migration crisis has caused immigration to become a major political issue in many European countries, including France. […]

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#Migration: ‘It is essential that EU countries fulfil their commitments concerning relocations’

Yesterday (27 March)  ministers took stock of developments in the area of migration policy, focusing on the implementation of the Malta declaration of 3 February 2017. They paid particular attention to how contributions from member states could help make implementation even more effective. Carmelo Abela, Minister for Home Affairs and National Security of Malta, said: […]

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#Calais migrants: France begins to clear ‘Jungle’ camp

#Calais migrants: France begins to clear ‘Jungle’ camp

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 1,200 police and officials in France have begun an operation to clear the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais. The camp has been housing at least 7,000 people in squalid conditions. Migrants queued peacefully to be processed, and the first of some 60 coaches that will carry them to migrant centres across France have […]

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Luxembourg’s foreign minister says #Hungary should be expelled from #EU

Luxembourg’s foreign minister says #Hungary should be expelled from #EU

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Luxembourg’s foreign minister has called for Hungary to be thrown out of the European Union over its increasingly hostile approach to refugees, as campaigners accuse Viktor Orbán’s hardline government of whipping up xenophobia to block a European plan to relocate asylum seekers. Jean Asselborn said Hungary should be temporarily or even permanently expelled from the […]

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