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23 May 2016 description
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1.The Council stresses the need to further strengthen the work on the external dimension of migration policy and reaffirms its commitment to a comprehensive and geographically balanced approach on migration on the basis of the European Agenda on Migration, European Council conclusions and Council conclusions of 12 October 2015 and 12 May 2016 in full respect of international law and human rights. The Council recalls the steps taken by the EU and its Member States in integrating migration as a permanent and structural component of EU foreign policy.

13 May 2016 description
report European Union

The number of migrants arriving on the Greek islands in April plunged by 90% compared to the previous month, reaching fewer than 2 700. The drop is a result of several factors, including The EU-Turkey agreement and stricter border policies applied by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia at its border with Greece.

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
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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
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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.