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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.

Irregular migration through the Mediterranean Sea: PACE rapporteur to meet Frontex officials

21/08/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Daphné Dumery will be visiting the headquarters of Frontex, the EU’s border agency, in Warsaw on 28 August, in the context of her report on “The Mediterranean Sea: a front door to irregular migration”.

Committee regrets absence of dialogue with FRONTEX

16/06/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

At its meeting on 3 June, the committee was informed that Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director of FRONTEX, had declined the invitation for an exchange of views on the challenges with regard to irregular migration across the Mediterranean Sea.

‘Meeting new migration and asylum challenges’: PACE rapporteur visits Morocco

09/06/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Tineke Strik, rapporteur on “Countries of transit: meeting new migration and asylum challenges” on behalf of PACE Migration Committee, will make a fact-finding visit to Morocco from 9 to 10 June.

Solving the problem of missing persons during the conflict in Ukraine through joint efforts of all sides

03/06/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The committee, meeting in Bishkek, is concerned by the growing number of cases of missing persons reported in the areas of military action in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine as well as in Crimea.

Organised crime and migrants: a rapporteur makes a fact-finding visit to Rome

19/05/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

PACE rapporteur Irakli Chikovani will be visiting Rome on 20 May, in the context of the preparation of his report on the involvement of organised crime in migrants’ smuggling and exploitation.

Parliamentarians to visit Schipol Detention Centre

15/05/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

A delegation of four members of the Assembly's Committee on Migration, together with two Dutch senators, is to make a visit on 18 May to the Schipol Detention Centre, where irregular migrants are held.

Promoting the integration of Chinese migrants in Europe

27/04/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“The increase in the Chinese population in Europe raises human rights concerns with regard notbly to trafficking and smuggling rings and the lack of legal protection,” notes the committee.

Stabilising Libya situation crucial for solving Europe’s migration crisis, says rapporteur

22/04/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

PACE rapporteur Tineke Strik called on European states and organisations to make Libya a priority as they develop new policy and operational responses to the growing migration crisis in the Mediterranean.

Anne Brasseur: ‘we need to put an end to the terrible situation of detained migrant children’

20/04/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

We need to put an end to the detention of migrant children, which is a terrible situation, as I witnessed during a visit last year to a place of detention, said Anne Brasseur, at a ceremony to launch a Parliamentary Campaign.

Launch of a parliamentary campaign to end immigration detention of children

16/04/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

<p>PACE will launch the Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children during a ceremony on 20 April. This campaign aims to encourage states to adopt alternatives to detention.</p>