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EU adopts €297 million in concrete actions for #Refugees and local communities in #Jordan and #Lebanon

EU adopts €297 million in concrete actions for #Refugees and local communities in #Jordan and #Lebanon

| December 6, 2019

The European Union has adopted a new €297 million assistance package to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The EU has also decided to extend the mandate of the Trust Fund which will allow the Trust Fund’s projects to run […]

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People seeking protection in #Greece denied a fair asylum process – Oxfam and Greek Council for #Refugees report

People seeking protection in #Greece denied a fair asylum process – Oxfam and Greek Council for #Refugees report

| December 6, 2019

People who seek protection in Greece are regularly denied access to a fair and efficient asylum process, Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) revealed in a new report. The report ‘No-rights zone’ highlights the severe and chronic lack of lawyers and access to crucial information in the overcrowded EU ‘hotspot’ camps on the Greek islands. This […]

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European Border And Coast Guard Agency reinforced mandate now in force

European Border And Coast Guard Agency reinforced mandate now in force

| December 5, 2019

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency’s reinforced mandate has entered into force, giving it the operational capacity and powers needed to effectively support the 115,000 member states’ officers on the ground. Starting from January 2021, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency will be equipped with its own standing corps of border guards ready […]

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#EuropeanAgendaOnMigration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating in face of volatile situation

#EuropeanAgendaOnMigration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating in face of volatile situation

| October 17, 2019

Ahead of the October European Council, the European Commission is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those areas where work must continue to address current and future migration […]

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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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