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How the EU deals with #Migration

How the EU deals with #Migration

| September 13, 2019

Afghans braving rough seas to cross from Turkey to the Lesvos, Greece.©UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis  Migration represents challenges and opportunities for Europe. Learn how the EU deals with refugee movements and asylum. The unprecedented arrival of asylum seekers and irregular migrants in the EU, which peaked in 2015, required an EU response on a number of levels. […]

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Britain and France to strengthen joint action against small boats

Britain and France to strengthen joint action against small boats

| September 2, 2019

Priti Patel (pictured, left) met French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner in Paris on 29 August to discuss what more can be done to deter migrants making the perilous journey across one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. The pair acknowledged the extensive joint cooperation already taken to tackle the issue of small boats […]

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Immigration to Britain falls to five-year low ahead of #Brexit – #ONS

Immigration to Britain falls to five-year low ahead of #Brexit – #ONS

| August 23, 2019

Net immigration to Britain sank to its lowest since 2013 during the year to the end of March, driven by a sustained fall in the number of immigrants from the European Union since 2016’s Brexit referendum, official figures showed on Thursday (22 August), writes David Milliken. Rising immigration was a major public concern when Britain […]

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Rome court says migrant ship #OpenArms can enter Italy’s waters, overriding #Salvini

Rome court says migrant ship #OpenArms can enter Italy’s waters, overriding #Salvini

| August 16, 2019

An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday (14 August) that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, write Crispian Balmer and Catherine MacDonald. Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, quickly responded that he […]

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The challenges and opportunities of the #RefugeeCrisis

The challenges and opportunities of the #RefugeeCrisis

| August 9, 2019

The refugee crisis has become a rising challenge and it has been stirring global politics, and there is no easy solution from a historical point of view. During World Refugee Day on 20 June this year, the United Nations released the latest data and statistics on the causes of refugee crisis. The data shows that […]

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#EUFacilityForRefugees in #Turkey – €127 million for EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme

#EUFacilityForRefugees in #Turkey – €127 million for EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme

| August 7, 2019

The European Commission has announced an additional €127 million to ensure the continuity of the Emergency Social Safety Net programme under the EU Facility for refugees in Turkey. This new funding brings the total EU contribution to the project to €1.125 billion. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The EU is upholding […]

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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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