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The FRONTEX monitoring site with the sign of the joint EU and Spanish Ministry of the Interior financing © EU
02/07/2018 - Asylum and migration

The European Commission has awarded an additional €45.6 million in emergency assistance to support Spain and Greece respond to the migratory challenges they face.

European Council roundtable © EU
29/06/2018 - Asylum and migration / Institutional affairs

Meeting at a two-day summit in Brussels, EU leaders agreed measures to step up fight against migrant smugglers and further reduce illegal migration into the EU. EU leaders supported the development of a concept of regional disembarkation platforms for people saved at sea by search and rescue operations. 

Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
12/06/2018 - Asylum and migration

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to almost triple funding for migration and border management to €34.9 billion, as compared to €13 billion in the previous period.

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12/12/2017 - Asylum and migration / Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

Today, the European Commission has proposed to close information gaps by upgrading EU information systems for security, border and migration management and making them work together in a smarter and more efficient way.

Frans Timmermans © EU
07/12/2017 - Asylum and migration

Ahead of the EU leaders' thematic debate on migration to be held on 14 December, the Commission is today proposing a political roadmap to reach a comprehensive agreement by June 2018 on how to pursue a sustainable migration policy. 

Family photo © EU
30/11/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

The AU-EU summit brought together EU and African leaders to define the future direction for cooperation between the two continents. 

Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
15/11/2017 - Asylum and migration

In the run-up to the European Council in December, the Commission and the High Representative are today setting out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over the past years. 

Representation of people on map of EU © EU
27/09/2017 - Asylum and migration / Security and defence

The Commission is proposing to update the Schengen Borders Code to adapt the rules for the reintroduction of temporary internal border controls to the current needs to respond to evolving and persistent serious threats to public policy or internal security.

Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
06/09/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade

In four progress reports adopted today, the Commission is calling on all parties to sustain and further accelerate the good progress made in managing irregular migration flows, protecting the EU external borders and supporting the frontline Member States under pressure.

Vĕra Jourová, Julian King © EU
29/06/2017 - Asylum and migration / Security and defence

The Commission is today delivering on its commitment to ensure interoperability and address the existing shortcomings of EU information systems for security and border management. 

Marianne Thyssen © EU
20/06/2017 - Asylum and migration / Culture, education and youth

On the occasion of the United Nations' World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'.

View of meeting room, Luxembourg © EU
19/06/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade

EU foreign ministers discussed the current crisis in the Gulf region. EU ministers urged de-escalation of the crisis through dialogue and negotiation. They expressed their full support for the mediation efforts of Kuwait. 

12/06/2017 - Asylum and migration / Justice and citizens’ rights

Ministers exchanged views on migration policy, in particular on the situation in the Central Mediterranean and on the implementation of the Malta declaration of 3 February 2017. 

Representation of people on map of EU © EU
12/04/2017 - Asylum and migration

Today, the Commission adopted its eleventh progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 2 March 2017.

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06/04/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The international community gathered in Brussels offered support to Syrians in securing a peaceful future. The participants made pledges of $6 billion to meet the needs of the populations inside Syria and neighbouring countries. They also condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Government and ISIL/Daesh. 


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