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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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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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#HumanitarianVisas to avoid deaths and improve management of #RefugeeFlows

#HumanitarianVisas to avoid deaths and improve management of #RefugeeFlows

| December 14, 2018

EU countries should be able to issue humanitarian visas at embassies and consulates abroad, so that people seeking protection can access Europe without risking their lives. The European Parliament requested on Tuesday that the European Commission tables, by 31 March 2019, a legislative proposal establishing a European Humanitarian Visa, giving access to European territory – […]

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#EUVisaCode – Carrot and stick in migration to EU

#EUVisaCode – Carrot and stick in migration to EU

| December 14, 2018

The European Parliament today adopted its position for negotiations with the member states on the new Visa Code. Thanks to the EPP Group’s efforts, the new rules link returns of illegal migrants with visa policy towards third countries. Heinz Becker, EPP spokesman on the new legislation, said: “More than half a million illegally staying third […]

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