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European Agenda on Migration

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Safe countries of origin: Proposed common EU list [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Joanna Apap and Anita Orav (2nd edition) As part of the European Agenda on Migration, the Commission proposed a regulation on 9 September 2015 to establish a common EU list of safe countries of origin, initially comprising Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The aim … 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

Hotspots and emergency relocation: State of play

Written by Anita Orav, The year 2015 saw a record number of migrants arriving in the European Union: Frontex reports that 1.83 million irregular border crossings were detected at the EU’s external borders, 1.04 million of them in Greece and Italy. According to Eurostat, 1.29 million asylum applications were lodged in the EU in 2015. … Continue reading

The European Council and crisis management

Written by Ralf Drachenberg Is the European Council doing a good job in crisis management, or is it reaching its limits in times of crisis? These, and other questions concerning the European Council’s recent performances, were discussed at the EPRS event “The European Council and crisis management” on 16 February 2016 in Parliament’s Library main … Continue reading

European Council and crisis management

Written by Suzana Elena Anghel, Ralf Drachenberg and Stanislas de Finance Over the last number of years Europe has been facing an increasing number of crises of a very different nature, ranging from the sovereign debt crisis to foreign policy crises – (Ukraine and Libya for example) – and the on-going migration crisis. The European … Continue reading

The Western Balkans: Frontline of the migrant crisis

Written by Velina Lilyanova 2015 was a landmark year in the history of migration to Europe, with an unprecedented and constantly increasing flow of migrants making their way to the European Union. Fleeing poverty and war mainly in the Middle East and Africa, more and more people embarked on perilous journeys to reach the safety … Continue reading

Unaccompanied migrant children in the EU

Written by Anna Dimitrova-Stull, Irene Penas Dendariena and Ulla Jurviste, In the context of migration to the European Union (EU), an unaccompanied minor, as defined by Directive 2011/95/UE , refers to a minor who arrives on the territory of an EU Member State unaccompanied by an adult responsible or who is left unaccompanied after he … 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

Migration [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski The European Union is facing a migration crisis as hundreds of thousands of refugees try to reach Europe, fleeing war, oppression and poverty in Syria and other parts of the Middle East as well as Africa and Asia. The unprecedented scale of migration and a rising death toll of people during … Continue reading

EU migratory challenge: Possible responses to the refugee crisis

Updated on 09 April 2016 Written by Piotr Bąkowski, Eva-Maria Poptcheva, Detelin Ivanov Graphs by: Giulio Sabbati With hundreds of thousands of people embarking on perilous journeys to reach the EU borders, the EU now faces an unprecedented migratory crisis. The following pages set out possible responses, some based on legislation already in force and others requiring … Continue reading

First measures of the European Agenda on Migration

Written by Anita Orav The unprecedented influx of migrants on the EU’s southern borders, and the large numbers of tragic deaths of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean irregularly, has brought home the need for more effective management of migration to deal with the current situation. Gathered at the special meeting of the European Council … Continue reading

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