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#EuropeanAgendaOnMigration – EU needs to sustain progress made over past four years

#EuropeanAgendaOnMigration – EU needs to sustain progress made over past four years

| March 8, 2019

Ahead of the March European Council, the Commission is today taking stock of progress made over the past 4 years and setting out the measures still required to address immediate and future migration challenges. Faced with the most severe refugee crisis the world has seen since the Second World War, the EU managed to bring […]

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#Migration and #Asylum – EU funds to promote integration and protect borders

#Migration and #Asylum – EU funds to promote integration and protect borders

| February 21, 2019

MEPs backed on Tuesday (19 February) increasing the EU budget for migration and asylum policies and to reinforce borders. The Civil Liberties Committee endorsed the renewed Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), the 2021-2027 budget of which will increase up to €9.2 billion (€10.41bn in current prices, 51% more than in the previous financial framework). […]

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#Migration – Commission welcomes provisional agreement reached on European network of immigration liaison officers

#Migration – Commission welcomes provisional agreement reached on European network of immigration liaison officers

| February 21, 2019

The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the Commission’s proposal to strengthen coordination between immigration liaison officers deployed to non-EU countries. The new legislation forms part of the EU’s efforts to reduce irregular migration and provide for orderly and legal migration pathways. Welcoming the agreement, Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship […]

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#VisaCode – EU ambassadors agree to new code to ease travelling and improve re-admissions of irregular migrants

#VisaCode – EU ambassadors agree to new code to ease travelling and improve re-admissions of irregular migrants

| February 20, 2019

EU ambassadors today (20 February) confirmed on behalf of the Council the informal agreement reached between representatives of the European Parliament and the Romanian Presidency of the Council on the proposal amending the visa code. Better conditions for legitimate travellers New rules will provide faster and clearer procedures for legitimate travellers, notably by: Allowing for […]

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#Rohingya crisis: EU releases €24 million for Bangladesh

#Rohingya crisis: EU releases €24 million for Bangladesh

| February 18, 2019

The European Commission has released an additional €24 million in humanitarian aid for vulnerable Rohingya refugees and host communities living in Cox’s Bazar district, in Bangladesh. Part of the funding will also cover disaster preparedness initiatives in the country. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The humanitarian community and the government of Bangladesh […]

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Statement by European Commission and High Representative on occasion of #InternationalMigrantsDay2018

Statement by European Commission and High Representative on occasion of #InternationalMigrantsDay2018

| December 17, 2018

On the occasion of International Migrants Day on 18 December, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement: “The history of humankind is a history of migration. For thousands of years people have migrated from one place to another, for a variety of reasons, and continue to do so: Today, there are […]

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EU regional Trust Fund in response to #Syria crisis – new projects worth €122 million adopted for refugees and local communities in #Jordan, #Iraq, and #Turkey

EU regional Trust Fund in response to #Syria crisis – new projects worth €122 million adopted for refugees and local communities in #Jordan, #Iraq, and #Turkey

| December 17, 2018

The EU Trust Fund has adopted projects worth €122 million to support access to education and basic health care for refugees and vulnerable local communities in Jordan, to provide livelihood opportunities in Turkey and make available critical health care services in Iraq. In view of the continued impact of the crisis and the current 5.6 […]

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