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Supporting Syria and the region: what next?

Written by Patryk Pawlak, Graphics by Christian Dietrich, Since the beginning of the fighting in Syria in 2011, the conflict has forced over 4.5 million Syrians to flee the country and seek refuge across the region – primarily in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Another 6.6 million people have been displaced internally. A political solution to … 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

Seeking a better future for Syria

Written by Patryk Pawlak, The total humanitarian, development, economic and stabilisation assistance provided by the EU and its Member States to Syrians and Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict amounts to over €4.4 billion. Following amendments to the EU budget last year, the total EU response in 2015 and 2016 will reach a total … 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

Economic challenges and prospects of the refugee influx

Written by Cemal Karakas The current refugee influx represents the largest population movement in Europe since World War II. Its size and complexity make it difficult to draw conclusions on the economic challenges and prospects valid for each Member State of the European Union (EU). Many experts agree that, in the short term, the refugee … 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

Refugee status under international law

Written by Ionel Zamfir Over the past few years, the number of migrants requesting international protection has increased exponentially. The Geneva Convention on refugees and its subsequent Protocol entitle refugees to international protection, most importantly to the right not to be returned to their home countries. However, they define refugees in a restrictive manner, thus … 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

How the EU budget is spent: AMIF, the EU Fund devoted to asylum and migration issues

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso. In a context of increasing challenges in the policy area of home affairs, the European Parliament has, on many occasions, called for an integrated EU approach to migration, asylum and external borders, endowed with sufficient resources as well as appropriate tools to handle emergency situations. The Treaty on the Functioning of … Continue reading

Irak : le sort des Yézidis [keysource]

Dernière mise à jour : 22/12/2016 Une note “en bref” [FR et EN] sur le même sujet a été publiée le 09/12/2016.  Le prix Sakharov 2016 décerné par le Parlement européen à Nadia Mourad Bassi Taha et Lamiya Aji Bachar rappelle le sort de leur peuple, les Yézidis, proportionnellement l’un des plus touchés par la … 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

Iraq: le sort des Yézidis

Written by Eric Pichon 6 language versions available in PDF format Irak: Das Schicksal der Jesiden Irak: la suerte de los yazidíes Iraq: le sort des Yézidis Iraq: il destino degli yazidi Irak: los jazydów Iraq: fate of the Yezidi community Dans les zones dont se sont emparées les combattants de l’”État islamique” dans le … Continue reading

Graphics on Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Here you’ll find graphs, charts, tables and maps with statistics in the area of freedom, security and justice. Continue reading

Topics of interest – January 2014

How does the European Parliament react to the political crisis in Ukraine? Will the Parliament defend our values in the free trade agreement with the US? Answers to these questions or other citizens’ concerns can be found by consulting our selection of links below. The following topics of interest are based on questions and comments from … Continue reading

Topics of interest – December 2013

How will e-cigarettes be regulated by the new EU legislation? Will the European Parliament defend our values in the free trade agreement with the US? Answers to these questions or other citizens’ concerns can be found by consulting our selection of links below. The following topics of interest are based on questions and comments from … Continue reading

Revised rules for treatment of asylum-seekers

6 language versions available in PDF format Überarbeitete Regelungen für die Behandlung von Asylbewerbern Normas revisadas sobre el trato a los solicitantes de asilo Révision de la réglementation relative aux demandeurs d’asile Nuove norme per il trattamento delle richieste di asilo Zmienione zasady traktowania osób ubiegających się o azyl Revised rules for treatment of asylum-seekers … Continue reading

Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries

6 language versions available in PDF format Syrische Flüchtlinge in Nachbarstaaten Los refugiados sirios en los países vecinos Les réfugiés syriens dans les pays voisins I rifugiati siriani nei paesi vicini Syryjscy uchodźcy w krajach sąsiednich Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries In the wake of the protracted internal armed conflict in Syria, growing numbers of … Continue reading

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