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#Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun UN migration pact

#Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun UN migration pact

| November 14, 2018

Bulgaria has joined the growing ranks of European Union nations opposed to a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide,  writes Angel Krasimirov. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 member nations except the United States, which backed out last year. […]

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#Security – Better access to data for #BorderControl and #MigrationManagement

#Security – Better access to data for #BorderControl and #MigrationManagement

| October 17, 2018

New measures to improve data exchange between EU information systems for border, security and migration management were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee. The measures, adopted by Civil Liberties MEPs on Monday (15 October), would facilitate the tasks of border guards, migration officers, police officers and judicial authorities by providing them with more systematic and […]

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#Migration – Commission provides €24.1 million to the #InternationalOrganizationForMigration to provide support, help and education for migrant children in Greece

#Migration – Commission provides €24.1 million to the #InternationalOrganizationForMigration to provide support, help and education for migrant children in Greece

| October 12, 2018

The European Commission has awarded €24.1 million in emergency assistance under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) to support Greece in responding to migratory challenges. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will receive the funding to help ensure that migrant children can be immediately placed in a protective environment and receive education. It will […]

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Portugal, Spain, France agree to take in #Aquarius migrants

Portugal, Spain, France agree to take in #Aquarius migrants

| September 28, 2018

France, Portugal and Spain this week struck a deal to take in migrants from the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius, the Portuguese Interior Ministry said, after the Italian government refused to let the vessel dock, write Axel Bugge, Brian Love, Jean-Baptiste Vey and Michel Rose. Portugal said it had agreed to take 10 of the 58 […]

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#Italy demands EU opens more ports to #Migrants ships

#Italy demands EU opens more ports to #Migrants ships

| September 4, 2018

Italy has demanded that the EU find other ports to disembark migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, suggesting it would withhold support for the EU naval mission against people-smuggling unless other countries take in survivors, writes Robin Emmott. Italy became the main route into Europe for hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers arriving by sea since […]

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#Italy disembarks stranded migrants, #Salvini under investigation

#Italy disembarks stranded migrants, #Salvini under investigation

| August 31, 2018

Late last week, Italy disembarked all 150 migrants from a rescue ship that had been docked for five days in a Sicilian port, ending the migrants’ ordeal and a bitter stand-off between Rome’s anti-establishment government and its European Union partners, writes Angelo Amante. The migrants, mainly from Eritrea, had been stranded in the port of […]

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#Italy ups ante on #Migrants stand-off

#Italy ups ante on #Migrants stand-off

| August 29, 2018

Populist politics have a habit of getting abstruse quickly. An Italian prosecutor has opened a kidnapping investigation into “unknown persons” for holding 150 migrants onboard a ship docked off Sicily against their will, write Mark John and Mike Dolan. Italian deputy PM and interior minister Matteo Salvini (pictured) has stepped proudly forward and declared himself […]

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