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#Migration – Time to step up action to address disparities in Greece and Italy, say EU Auditors

#Migration – Time to step up action to address disparities in Greece and Italy, say EU Auditors

| November 14, 2019

The EU should step up action on asylum, relocation and return of migrants to better meet the objectives of its support, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). Emergency relocation schemes did not reach their targets and only partially achieved their main objective of alleviating pressure on Greece and Italy. […]

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Refugees in #Turkey – MEPs to assess use of EU funds and co-operation with #Ankara 

Refugees in #Turkey – MEPs to assess use of EU funds and co-operation with #Ankara 

| November 5, 2019

MEPs will assess on Wednesday (6 November) the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey and the results of the budgetary support provided by the EU to the Turkish government. Representatives of the European Commission will brief MEPs of the Civil Liberties, Foreign Affairs and Development committees, followed by a debate. They will focus on the […]

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Implementation of #EUFacilityForRefugeesInTurkey – EU mobilizes €663 million in humanitarian assistance

Implementation of #EUFacilityForRefugeesInTurkey – EU mobilizes €663 million in humanitarian assistance

| November 1, 2019

The European Commission is mobilizing €663 million in humanitarian aid to continue major projects under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. €600m will ensure the continuity of the EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme – the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN). The remaining funds will continue supporting projects in the areas of education and essential […]

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International solidarity conference on the #Venezuela refugee and migrant crisis

International solidarity conference on the #Venezuela refugee and migrant crisis

| October 28, 2019

On 28-29 October in Brussels, the European Union is organizing, together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration, an International solidarity conference on the Venezuelan refugee and migrant crisis. The aim of the conference is to raise awareness and mobilize support in addressing this crisis, and to […]

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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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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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