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Migration crisis in the Mediterranean: tangible improvements but additional efforts are needed

02/06/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

More than a year since the adoption of the EU-Turkey Statement, the implemented measures have delivered some tangible results with regard to the migration crisis. While the situation in Greece has improved, some concerns still persist.

Immigration is both instrumental for modernisation of societies and for Europe’s survival

02/06/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

European states should acknowledge that immigration into Europe is both instrumental for renewed dynamic and modernisation of societies and for Europe’s survival, the committee said.

Migration as an opportunity for European development

27/04/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

During its next plenary session, PACE will dedicate a full day of debates to “Migration and Refugees”. The report by Andrea Rigoni will allow members to discuss a series of concrete measures aimed at facilitating mutually beneficial migration to Europe.

Rapporteur makes a fact-finding visit to Kyiv and the Donbas

04/04/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Egidijus Vareikis, rapporteur on "The humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine", will make a fact-finding visit to Kyiv and the Donbas from 5 to 7 April, as part of the preparation of his report.

Rapporteur’s visit to Warsaw focuses on the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine

23/03/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Egidijus Vareikis today begins a two-day fact-finding visit to Warsaw, as part of the preparation of his report for the Migration Committee on “The humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine”.

Migration crisis: ways to improve the funding of emergency situations

16/03/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

It is the political and moral responsibility of all European countries to contribute financially to dealing with the current refugee and migrant crisis, in line with the means at their disposal, said the Committee on Migration.

Hungary: rapporteurs express deep concern at new law to automatically detain asylum seekers

08/03/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Tineke Strik, rapporteur for follow-up on human rights of refugees and migrants and Doris Fiala, rapporteur on ending immigration detention of children, have expressed deep concern about the new Hungarian law.

International Migrants’ Day (18 December): ‘This is not what childhood should be’, said Doris Fiala

16/12/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

"Trafficking, physical violence including gender-based and sexual violence, and abuse are just some of the risks that migrant children face", said Doris Fiala, General Rapporteur of the Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children.

International Migrants’ Day: 'we need long-sightedness'

16/12/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

On the occasion of the International Migrants’ Day (18 December), Sahiba Gafarova urged all our member States, international organisations and civil society to make further efforts to welcome the current migration influx.

Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children: support of the Swiss Government

13/12/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Government of Switzerland has made a voluntary contribution of €225,513 to support the second phase of the “Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children”.

Rapporteur Tineke Strik warns against resuming Dublin transfers to Greece

09/12/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

PACE rapporteur Tineke Strik today responded to the European Commission’s recommendation that in three months from now, European countries should resume transferring asylum seekers to Greece under the Dublin regulation.

A rapid solution to Gaza's humanitarian crisis to ensuring stability in the Middle East

07/12/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

A rapid solution to Gaza's humanitarian crisis is essential to ensuring stability in the Middle East. Council of Europe member States, Israel and the Palestinian authorities should mobilise all efforts to alleviate the population.