Tensions flare over migration at EU summit

By |december 15th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Christian Kern, Donald Tusk, European Council, European Council summit, Jean-Claude Juncker, migration crisis, News, Paolo Gentiloni, refugee crisis, refugee quotas, resettlement, resettlement quotas, Visegrád Group|

EU heads of state ended the first day of a summit with no sign of tensions thawing amid recent disagreements on migration.

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Do not turn resettlement into a tool to control migration

By |oktober 11th, 2017|Fortress Europe, News, Open borders, Refugees, resettlement, resettlement quotas|

On Thursday, the European Parliament will vote on a proposal for a sustainable EU resettlement framework of refugees. The EU has a historic opportunity to save lives and restore the futures for thousands of people, writes rapporteur Malin Björk, urging fellow MEPs to support her ambition to keep Europe open.

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Italy sketches ‘revolutionary’ idea to resettle 1,000 migrants stranded in Libya

By |september 29th, 2017|Angelino Alfano, Central Mediterranean route, Italy, Libya, News, refugee crisis, relocations, resettlement|

Italy, in a fresh bid to tackle a migration influx that has become a political headache, sketched proposals yesterday (28 September) to resettle around the world a thousand vulnerable migrants who are stranded in Libya.

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Commission moves from mandatory refugee relocations to voluntary resettlement

By |september 28th, 2017|asylum policy, News, refugee crisis, relocation, resettlement, Schengen|

The Commission on Wednesday (27 September) made no proposals to continue with the divisive mandatory refugee relocation system and instead focused on resettlement, which means taking candidate refugees from outside the EU, on a non-mandatory basis.

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