EU celebrates Migrants Day

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…

Intense illegal migrants flows to Spain

Almost 400 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean this weekend as they attempted to make the crossing from Morocco to Spain, Spanish rescue services confirmed. Spain faces a steady increase in sea arrivals which surged in recent months, especially after Italy started to close its ports for illegals. EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has…

Refugee Day: Timmermans calls for EU asylum reform

“Every minute, every day, nearly 31 people are forcibly displaced. Today, more than 68.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes due to conflicts and violence, persecution, natural disasters or the very real consequences of climate change –25.4 million of them are refugees. #WithRefugees More than 68.5 mn people have been forced to…

Europol arrests travel ID criminal network

Europol reports arrests conducted by the Organised Crime Unit of the Hellenic Police (Greece) of 11 members of an international organised crime group involved in stealing and falsifying travel documents to facilitate for profit the movement of illegal third-country nationals through Europe. Congratulations to @Europol and @hellenicpolice for arresting and dismantling international organised crime group…

Frontex warns about migrant pressure

The European Union’s Mediterranean countries will remain under increasing pressure from African migrants attempting to reach Europe, the head of the EU’s border agency Frontex said on Tuesday (20/02/2017). Today #Frontex publishes its Risk Analysis for 2018, covering the growing impact of cross-border crime at sea, the role of border guards in countering #terrorism, #trafficking in…

EU claims “relocation success”

6.09.2017. Brussels. Today the Commission is presenting four progress reports on actions taken under the European Agenda on Migration to better manage migration and protect the EU’s external borders. The package outlines progress made in the EU’s relocation and resettlement schemes and also reports on the roll-out of the European Border and Coast Guard and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement, as well…

Avramopoulos applies legal pressure to impose migrants on V4

The European Commission launched a legal case on against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in asylum seekers, ratcheting up a bitter feud within the 28-nation bloc about how to deal with migration. The eurosceptic, nationalist-minded governments in Poland and Hungary have refused to take in anyone under a plan agreed…

Shoukry: ‘no’ for refugee camps in Egypt

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh Shoukry attended a number of meetings with high officials in Brussels, exchanging views on illegal immigration and security. Shoukry clearly rejected the set up of refugee/migrant camps in Egypt. @FedericaMog receiving Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry #EU Foreign Affairs Council pic.twitter.com/hjTn6SF3DG — Nabila Massrali (@NabilaEUspox) March 6,…

Europol fighting migrant smugglers

“Over 90% of all migrants that reach the EU have used the facilitation services of a migrant smuggling network. These organised crime networks are taking mass profits from mass migration, and making migrant smuggling the fastest growing criminal sector. To tackle this, we have brought together some of the best investigators in Europe in the…

Débat d'asile: focus la Grèce et l'Italie

Les progrès en matière de transfert de demandeurs d’asile depuis la Grèce et l’Italie vers d’autres pays membres et depuis des pays tiers vers l’UE, seront examinés par les députés de la commission des libertés civiles jeudi (LIBE). Ces derniers discuteront également des résultats de l’accord conclu avec la Turquie en mars 2016, visant à…