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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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European Parliament urges EU countries to speed up relocation of #refugees, particularly children

European Parliament urges EU countries to speed up relocation of #refugees, particularly children

EU countries must fulfil their obligations to take in asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy, giving priority to unaccompanied minors, said Parliament on Thursday (18 May). Finland and Malta the only member states on track to reach their targets Commission must consider infringement procedures relocation measures must be extended until the reform of the “Dublin” asylum […]

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US must go on taking #refugees, EU migration chief to say in Washington

US must go on taking #refugees, EU migration chief to say in Washington

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union’s top migration official will tell the new US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in Washington on Wednesday (8 February) that the United States cannot shut its doors on refugees despite President Donald Trump’s orders. The EU’s migration commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, will be the first senior Brussels official to visit Washington since Trump’s […]

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#EU must change course on #refugee policy 

#EU must change course on #refugee policy 

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a joint meeting at the European Parliament today (31 January), the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Committee on Development (DEVE) approved recommendations for the EU External Action – the EU’s Foreign & Security Policy Service led by High Representative Federica Mogherini – about its role during the onset of the refugee and […]

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554,000 #refugees must be relocated from Italy and Greece to other member states

554,000 #refugees must be relocated from Italy and Greece to other member states

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

GUE/NGL MEPs have strongly condemned the European Commission’s proposal to relocate 54,000 refugees from Turkey to EU member states, instead of relocating refugees from Italy and Greece as previously agreed. Italian MEP Barbara Spinelli said: “I strongly welcome Ska Keller’s response to the Commission in this report. I would like to highlight, however, that I […]

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#RefugeeCrisis: European Parliament questions if Turkey and Western Balkan countries are ‘safe countries of origin’

#RefugeeCrisis: European Parliament questions if Turkey and Western Balkan countries are ‘safe countries of origin’

Sylvie Guillaume MEP (S&D, French), has requested that the Asylum office provide an updated assessment about the situation in the Western Balkans and in Turkey. Parliament has also asked the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) to highlight any implications the proposal has for fundamental rights. The Civil Liberties Committee lead the Parliament’s discussions on the European […]

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#EUTurkey: Declaration on the EU-Turkey Statement and the EU Summit conclusions

#EUTurkey: Declaration on the EU-Turkey Statement and the EU Summit conclusions

 In light of the conclusion of the recent European Summit, Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chairs of the European Green Party, state: “The deal reached yesterday between the European Council and Turkey opens the way for a substantial disapplication in the EU of the individual right to asylum of people who are legally entitled to it. […]

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