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05 Apr 2016 description
report European Union

Summary

In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.

This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.

10 Feb 2016 description
report European Union

The European Union (EU) has deployed an Electoral Follow-up Mission to Pakistan to assess the current electoral reform process and the extent to which previous EU election-related recommendations have been addressed. The findings of the Mission will also be considered when deciding future EU support and activities in Pakistan, including potential support to the electoral reform process and deployment of an Election Observation Mission (EOM) for the next general elections.

19 Jan 2016 description
report European Union

Frontex publishes analysis of borders in the western Balkans for Q3

More than 610 000 illegal border crossings by migrants from outside the region were reported at the Western Balkan common and regional borders in the third quarter of 2015. This was more than twice the total number of such detections in the region since data collection began six and a half years ago (between January 2009 and June 2015).

08 Oct 2015 description
report European Union

FRAN QUARTERLY – ONE IN FIVE MIGRANTS ENTERING EU ARRIVED ON LESBOS IN Q2

2015-10-07

Close to one out of every five migrants who entered the European Union in the second quarter arrived through the Greek island of Lesbos, according to FRAN Quarterly report prepared by Frontex.

The trend was even more pronounced among Pakistani migrants, with two of every five Pakistani nationals coming through the Aegean island.

07 Oct 2015 description
report European Union

CONTENTS
Latest asylum trends and main countries of origin........................2
Five Years of EASO: Results and Perspectives................................4
EASO call for experts to assist in Italy and Greece.........................4
Kick-off meeting of the COI Specialist Network on the Ukraine....5
EASO publishes COI report on Pakistan.........................................5
Conference on Home Affairs Funds...............................................6
EASO reports to the European Parliament on the hotspots..........6

28 Aug 2015 description
report European Union

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) report entitled ‘Pakistan Country Overview’. The report provides both general background information and more detailed information on topics relevant for international protection status determination in regard to Pakistani asylum seekers.

30 Jun 2015 description
report European Union
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I. Situational overview

Situation at the border

Border surveillance

Illegal border-crossings

30 Jun 2015 description
report European Union
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I. Situational overview

FRAN indicators

30 Jun 2015 description
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I. Situational overview

Border surveillance

Illegal border-crossing

During the first quarter 2015, 774 persons were detected for illegal crossing of the regional and common borders between BCPs. Of this figure, 56% represented regional (CIS and EaP countries) nationals with the highest number of Ukrainian citizens, followed by Georgians and Russians.

31 May 2015 description

Islamabad: According to recent media reports, candidates, community elders and religious leaders in some constituencies are preventing women from voting in the local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which are scheduled to take place on Saturday 30 May.

19 May 2015 description
report European Union

FRONTEX PUBLISHES WESTERN BALKANS ANNUAL RISK ANALYSIS 2015

The number of illegal border crossings in the Western Balkans region rose by 65 per cent last year to 66 000, with two-thirds of the detections on the Hungarian-Serbian border. The surge of migrants across this border section was so high that at one point in December it accounted for more than half of all illegal border crossings at the EU’s external borders.

03 May 2013 description
report European Union

Chief Observer of the EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Pakistan and Member of the European Parliament, Michael Gahler, raised his serious concerns about the increased levels of violence against certain political parties during a visit to Peshawar on 2 May. Mr. Gahler reiterated his call, when visiting Karachi last week, on state authorities to do their utmost to protect the lives of candidates and citizens and safeguard the democratic process.

03 Apr 2013 description
report European Union

The European Union, in response to an invitation by the Pakistani author ities, is deploying an election observation mission to observe the General Elections of 11 May.

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affa irs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, has nominated Michael Gahler MEP as C hief Observer for this mission. Mr Gahler was also the EU's Chief Observer for the 2008 elections in Pakistan and has participated in a number of other observation missions.

11 Mar 2013 description
report European Union

3230th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting
Brussels, 11 March 2013

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

  1. "Recalling its conclusions of June 2012, the European Union reiterates its strong and continued commitment to deepening and widening relations with Pakistan. At the centre of this commitment is the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan.

29 Jan 2013 description
report European Union

28th January, 2013, Islamabad: The European Union (EU) has released €11 million (equivalent to PKR 1.43 billion) to the Government of Pakistan as the third tranche of its sector budget support for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Sector Reforms Programme (KP-ESRP). The overall sector budget support for the KP province amounts to €33 million, (equivalent to approximately 4.28 billion Pakistani Rupees) for a five year period ending in 2013. The KP-ESRP sector budget support is provided as part of the European Union’s contribution to the education sector in Pakistan.

25 Dec 2012 description
report European Union

19 December 2012, Islamabad: The EU funded the 'Media for Early Flood Recovery' project (Tameer-e-Nau) with Internews Europe to help communicate the voice of the flood-affected people to the government through media capacity building and community mobilisation. Aimed to improve accountability and assistance in the post-2010 floods recovery period, the project has focused on community needs through the eyes of the media.