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A humanitarian and political response to the migration and refugee crisis

04/12/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Committee on Migration will hold a conference on the theme “A comprehensive humanitarian and political response to the migration and refugee crisis in Europe” in Paris on 16 December 2015.

Humanitarian concerns with regard to captured people during the conflict in Ukraine

27/11/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“The problem of captured people during the conflict in Ukraine cannot be solved without a ceasefire, which unfortunately is continuing to be violated by the separatists,” said Nellija Kleinberga, ending a three-day visit to Ukraine.

PACE rapporteur’s visit to Ukraine focuses on people captured during the conflict

23/11/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Nellija Kleinberga will conduct a fact-finding visit to Kyiv and Severodonetsk from 24 to 26 November, in view to prepare her report on “The humanitarian concerns with regard to captured people during the conflict in Ukraine”.

PACE rapporteur on migration transit countries, ending Western Balkans visit, urges greater international...

16/11/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Tineke Strik has expressed her appreciation for the efforts of state authorities, international organisations and NGOs in providing basic protection to the unprecedented numbers of people crossing the Western Balkans.

Rapporteur to ‘trace route’ recently taken by refugees and migrants through Western Balkans

06/11/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Tineke Strik is to see at first hand the situation of refugees and migrants crossing Europe during a three-day visit taking in three national frontiers and countries (“the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Serbia and Slovenia).

Kos: reception and registration of refugees need more planning and resources at local, national and...

28/10/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“We have seen at first hand the dreadful situation of the many refugees arriving in Kos, which will only get worse as winter approaches and the weather deteriorates”, said Doris Fiala who chaired the delegation which visited Kos.

PACE delegation visits refugee and migrant reception facilities on the island of Kos

22/10/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

A five-member delegation headed by Doris Fiala, is to visit reception facilities for refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Kos from 24 to 25 October. It will speak with recently arrived refugees and migrants.

Rapporteurs call for JHA Council meeting on 14 September to prioritise human rights

11/09/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Michele Nicoletti and Tineke Strik welcomed the latest proposals to reform EU asylum policy, whilst calling on Monday’s meeting of the EU justice and home affairs council to prioritise protection of migrants' human rights.

Refugee crisis: the EU asylum policies are inadequate, a committee says

09/09/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The present refugee crisis has demonstrated the inadequacy of the current political and institutional instruments including the Dublin Regulation on which the asylum policies of the European Union are based.

The Dublin system has collapsed and must be reformed as a matter of urgency, says Migration Committee

09/09/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Dublin system, the EU’s legal instrument for identifying the country responsible for examining individual asylum applications, “has collapsed and must be reformed as a matter of urgency”, has concluded the committee.

Migration and asylum: for a coherent EU policy involving countries of origin and transit

09/09/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

A coherent overall EU migration policy should involve both countries of origin and transit, respecting human rights and avoiding a narrow emphasis on border control and security, PACE Committee on Migration said today.

Europe should take inspiration from Germany’s 'impressive stance' on asylum seekers

27/08/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Michele Nicoletti today expressed his welcome for the German government’s announcement that it will stop sending Syrian asylum seekers back to the country through which they first entered the EU.