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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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MEPs strongly welcome #GlobalCompactOnMigration

MEPs strongly welcome #GlobalCompactOnMigration

| December 13, 2018

The European Parliament strongly supports the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, and welcomes its adoption in Marrakesh, Morocco. MEPs regret the campaign of disinformation that has led to several countries withdrawing their support from the compact. The migration compact is a non-legally binding framework that does not create new obligations for states […]

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#Migration in the Mediterranean: Why the EU needs Partners in the Region’

#Migration in the Mediterranean: Why the EU needs Partners in the Region’

| November 28, 2018

A conference on ‘Migration in the Mediterranean: Why the EU needs Partners in the Region’ was organised by the Brussels-based NGO European Foundation for Democracy in the European Parliament today (28 November 2018). The conference hosted, by MEP Gérard Deprez (ALDE/BE), Tunne Kelam (EPP/EE) and Geoffrey Van Orden (ECR/UK) focused on current challenges in the […]

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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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