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Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, July II 2019

The main highlight of the July II plenary session was the election of Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission. Other highlights included a statement by Viorica Dăncilă, Prime Minister of Romania, on the outcome of that country’s Council presidency, and by Antti Rinne, Prime Minister of Finland on the priorities for the current Finnish Council Presidency. Continue reading

Asylum seekers [What Europe does for you]

Since 2014, Europe has seen a mass movement of people arriving at its borders. Many of them are asylum seekers who are fleeing war, instability or persecution in their countries. Continue reading

Secondary movements of asylum-seekers in the EU asylum system

Secondary movements occur when refugees or asylum-seekers move from the country in which they first arrived to seek protection or for permanent resettlement elsewhere. Continue reading

Refugee and asylum policy in Australia: Between resettlement and deterrence

Written by Ionel Zamfir , Australia has established a refugee policy which has proved highly effective in deterring irregular migrants, but has attracted much criticism from human rights organisations. Its main drivers have been mandatory detention and offshore processing of irregular asylum-seekers arriving by boat. Since it was enacted, drownings at sea no longer occur … Continue reading

World Refugee Day: Gender-sensitivity is called for in Asylum and Refugees Policies

Written by Joanna Apap, 20th June 2016 is the World’s Refugee Day. Women refugees have topped the agenda for the European Parliament this year. Parliament has addressed extensively the issue of the need of greater gender-sensitivity in asylum policies and procedures. In 2016, the world is experiencing an unprecedented climax in the mass movement of … Continue reading

Migration and asylum in the EU: animated infographic

Written by Anita Orav, Eva-Maria Poptcheva, Alessandro D’Alfonso and Mitja Brus, Graphics by Eulalia Claros, Christian Dietrich and Giulio Sabbati, In 2015, the unprecedented surge of migrant flows to the EU continued. The number of irregular border crossings detected in 2015 – 1.83 million – was six times higher than in 2014, already a record … Continue reading

Regulation 604/2013 (Dublin Regulation) and asylum procedures in Europe

Written by Gertrud Malmersjo and Milan Remáč, This briefing is one in a series of ‘Implementation Appraisals’ on the operation of existing EU legislation in practice. Each such briefing focuses on a specific EU law which is likely to be amended or reviewed, as foreseen in the European Commission’s Annual Work Programme. Implementation Appraisals aim … Continue reading

Gender aspects of migration and asylum in the EU: An overview

Written by Rosamund Shreeves, Graphics: Christian Dietrich, Against a background of huge worldwide displacement, the EU is currently facing a surge in the number of people arriving in search of international protection. One aspect of this massive movement of people that is beginning to come under the spotlight is its gender dimension. Men and women … Continue reading

Asylum policy in the USA

Written by Ionel Zamfir To date, the United States has been a world leader in admitting people fleeing conflicts and persecution to settle on its territory. However, the nation wants to choose who it admits as a refugee. While refugees resettled by the US government enjoy generous support, asylum-seekers coming to the country on their … Continue reading

Asylum policy in Canada

Written by Ionel Zamfir Traditionally, Canada has been a leading nation in accepting refugees through the UN. It has a comprehensive programme for resettling refugees, which assigns an important role to private sponsors. However, a number of legislative changes in recent years, aiming at deterring ‘irregular arrivals’ of asylum-seekers, have raised concerns about human rights … Continue reading

The public health dimension of the European migrant crisis

Written by Nicole Scholz Europe is currently experiencing an unprecedented influx of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. European Union Member States are faced with a pressing need to address, among other issues, the resulting public health consequences. The challenges for public health authorities relate to migrants’ individual health problems, whether these affect the resident … Continue reading

Work and social welfare for asylum-seekers and refugees: selected EU Member States

Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva and Andrej Stuchlik (with contributions from Piotr Bakowski, Alexandra Gatto, Detelin Ivanov, Ingeborg Odink, and Irene Peñas Dendariena) The surge of asylum-seekers to the EU has increased steadily, and reached record highs in recent years and months. Asylum-seekers risk their lives on dangerous journeys to Europe, which often do not stop at … Continue reading

US humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Written by Micaela Del Monte and Laura Yuko Hasters In recent months, the European Union has faced an unprecedented exodus of asylum-seekers and other migrants, arriving from Syria in particular. The current humanitarian emergency is the result of a conflict-embroiled country and ongoing horrific human rights violations, resulting in one of the worst humanitarian crisis … Continue reading

Asylum policy in Australia: Between resettlement and deterrence

Written by Ionel Zamfir Australia has established an asylum policy which has proved highly effective in deterring irregular migrants, but has attracted much criticism from human rights organisations. Its main drivers have been mandatory detention and offshore processing of asylum-seekers. Political context Over a period of 20 years, Australia has put into practice various policies … Continue reading

Legislation on emergency relocation of asylum-seekers in the EU

Written by Detelin Ivanov Graphics by Giulio Sabbati Europe is confronted with the most serious refugee crisis since World War II. Wars, conflicts and persecution worldwide have forced more than 59 million people to flee their homes and seek safety elsewhere, according to the UN Refugee Agency. The unprecedented migratory flows to Europe have put … Continue reading

The EU migratory challenge

Written by Piotr Bąkowski The European Union currently faces a massive surge in migration resulting from mixed flows of asylum-seekers and other migrants. As presented in our latest infographic on Recent migration flows to the EU, there has been a sharp rise in the number of illegal crossings of the EU’s external borders. Two previous … Continue reading

‘State of the EU’ to the fore [September plenary session]

Written by Mitja Brus Jean-Claude Juncker’s ‘State of the Union’ (#SOTEU) address to the European Parliament will feature in the first EP plenary session after the summer recess. On Wednesday 9 September at 9am he will make his first such address as President of the European Commission. For this major event we will soon publish … Continue reading

June 20, World Refugee Day

Written by Anita Orav People who flee their own country because of war, violence and extreme poverty rely on the solidarity of other countries. All EU Member States, as signatories to the Geneva Convention, are bound to respect their obligations towards people in need of international protection, especially with regard to the principle of non-refoulement. … Continue reading

EU migration policy: calls for holistic approach and closer international cooperation

Written by Anita Orav The European Union currently faces a surge in migration resulting from mixed flows of asylum-seekers and other migrants. In 2014, over 200 000 people illegally crossed the Mediterranean to reach the EU and the situation has become even more critical this year, especially considering the sharp rise in deaths at sea: 1 829 … Continue reading

Undocumented migrant children in the EU

Written by Marc Lilienkamp In its 2006 communication COM (2006) 0367, “Towards an EU strategy on the rights of the child”, relating to the rights of children “as immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees” , the Commission voiced its commitment to closing the gap between national or community migration laws and the children’s rights that the … Continue reading

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