European Agenda on Migration

European Agenda on Migration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating

16 October 2019
Ahead of the October European Council, the Commission is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those areas where work must continue to address current…
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Migration, mobility and development, main focus of EU-funded Euro-Mediterranean network for Economic Studies workshop

16 October 2019
The Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez, in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies – EMNES, is organising the workshop “Migration, Mobility and Development” on 17 October 2019 at the Euromed University of Fez, Morocco. The objective of this workshop is to bring a…
EU adopts conclusions on democracy

Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

14 October 2019
On Monday, 14 October, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on democracy. The Council notes that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism.…
Syria among the top three countries of origin of asylum seekers

European Asylum Support Office report: Syria remains among the top three countries of origin of asylum seekers

10 October 2019
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) reported that between January and August 2019, some 456 000 applications for asylum were lodged in the EU, up by 10% compared to the same period last year. The updated figures are in line with the trend seen throughout the year. However, following a peak in…
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Speech by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the launch event of the Alliance for Multilateralism

27 September 2019
Thank you all for being here, for our usual meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee at the UN General Assembly’s week, taking place here like the Spring meeting does in Brussels. (...) Unless something happens in the next five weeks, which I would of course welcome, this has not happened, but I…

EU is there with full support to end Syria crisis, Mogherini says at the United Nations General Assembly

26 September 2019
An EU hosted event on the Syria crisis is the first meeting on Syria following the UN announcement of an agreement on the formation of a Constitutional Committee. A political solution under UN auspices is the goal the EU always supported also with the three Brussels Conferences, bringing together…
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"Supporting the future of Syria and the region" conference: new EU financial tracking report published

24 September 2019
The European Union has published a report on progress against the pledges made at the third Brussels conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” on behalf of the Brussels Conference co-chairs. It shows that for 2019, donors have already contributed 92% (USD 6.4 billion) of the…

EU-Neighbourhood Partner Countries cooperation help dismantle criminal networks in the Mediterranean

20 September 2019
A maritime border operation coordinated by INTERPOL has detected more than a dozen suspected foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) travelling across the Mediterranean. Operation Neptune II (24 July – 8 September) focused on the threats posed by suspected FTFs potentially using maritime routes between…
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Statement by the EU Spokesperson on the latest settlements’ announcements by the Israeli authorities

18 September 2019
The Israeli government approved a proposal on Sunday to establish a new settlement, Mevo’ot Yeriho, currently an outpost in the Jordan Valley. The European Union reiterates that all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, are illegal under international law. The…

European Training Foundation: Skills dimensions of migration to promote decent employment for all

04 September 2019
In 2017 an estimated 258 million people were living in a country other than their country of birth, up from 173 million in 2000 and often they do not enjoy decent work conditions. Moreover, the simultaneous inflows and outflows of migration are experienced today by more countries. In this context…