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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 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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#ECJ dismisses Slovakia’s and Hungary’s challenge to Council’s migrant relocation decision

#ECJ dismisses Slovakia’s and Hungary’s challenge to Council’s migrant relocation decision

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Justice has dismissed the entirety of the actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary, and supported by Poland, on the relocation of asylum seekers in need of international protection. The Court ruled that the relocation scheme would help Greece and Italy deal with the migration crisis of 2015, writes Catherine Feore. Hungary […]

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Migration hotspots are working, but critical issues remain, say EU Auditors

Migration hotspots are working, but critical issues remain, say EU Auditors

The EU’s “hotspot” approach for irregular migrants arriving in Italy and Greece has helped to significantly improve the registration, identification and security checking of migrants. But more needs to be done as thousands of migrants are still stranded on the Greek islands after their arrival, according to a new report from the European Court of […]

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EU Trust Fund for Africa adopts €90 million programme on protection of #migrants

EU Trust Fund for Africa adopts €90 million programme on protection of #migrants

Following up on the Joint Communication on the Central Mediterranean Route and the Malta Declaration, the EU Trust Fund for Africa upon proposal from the European Commission, adopted today (12 April) a €90 million programme to step up the protection of migrants and reinforce migration management in Libya. Today, the EU Emergency Trust Fund for […]

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Protecting all children in #migration: Commission outlines priority actions

Protecting all children in #migration: Commission outlines priority actions

Over the past two years, a growing number of children in migration have arrived in the EU, many of them without their families. While EU and member states’ legislation provide a solid framework for protection, the recent surge in arrivals has put national systems under pressure and exposed gaps and shortcomings. This is why the […]

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Civil society organisations urge EU countries to honour their common agreement on relocating #migrants

Civil society organisations urge EU countries to honour their common agreement on relocating #migrants

The Economic and Social Committee say that the EU needs to change the narrative and share the many good stories as an antidote to the fears and worries spread by right-wing populists. It is indispensable for member states to stick to the relocation programme they themselves agreed upon in September 2015. It is unacceptable that […]

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