European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 25 January 2016
Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU has begun implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece, while efforts to increase reception and temporary shelter capacity in Balkan states continue. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available data as of December 14, 2015.
Children Account for 20% of Maritime Arrivals to Europe in 2015: IOM and UNICEF
Germany - A new data brief produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre and UNICEF shows that children make up at least one in five of the 870,000 refugees and migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea so far this year.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 30 November 2015
The European Agenda on Migration adopted by the Commission in May 2015 set out the need for a comprehensive approach to migration management. Since then, a number of measures have been introduced – including the adoption of two emergency schemes to relocate 160,000 people in clear need of international protection from the Member States most affected to other EU Member States, and the endorsement of the Commission Action Plan on Return.
Warsaw, Poland | AFP | Saturday 11/14/2015 - 14:53 GMT
Poland will not take in refugees under a hotly contested EU programme to distribute them among member states because of the Paris attacks, the country's incoming European affairs minister said on Saturday.
"The European Council's decisions, which we criticised, on the relocation of refugees and immigrants to all EU countries are part of European law," Konrad Szymanski wrote on right-leaning website wPolityce.pl.
30 October 2015, Kyiv – The Government of Poland and UNDP in Ukraine in close cooperation with the Government of Ukraine are launching a new project to support the development of entrepreneurship among the conflict-affected population.
Pledges confirmed since 2013: 96,688
Additional places/visas granted under other forms of admission: 14,074
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 19,646
TOTAL places made available to date: 130,408
Few issues arouse such strong passions as immigration, where concrete economic and social challenges overlap with the fundamental concept of national identity. It is thus not surprising that Europe is having difficulty in coming to grips with the current refugee crisis.
Es necesario actuar para ofrecer ayuda y refugio y poner fin al derramamiento de sangre
Para la comunidad internacional, la llegada de decenas de miles de sirios a las fronteras europeas y las estremecedoras muertes de hombres, mujeres, niños y niñas durante el peligroso viaje para llegar hasta ellas se han convertido en un brutal recordatorio de la tragedia en la que está sumido el pueblo sirio. La desesperación en la que se ve sumida la población siria lleva a que muchas personas tengan que asumir riesgos inmensos para ellas y sus familias.
Il faut agir pour offrir assistance et refuge et mettre fin au bain de sang
L’arrivée ces dernières semaines de dizaines de milliers de Syriens aux frontières de l’Europe et la mort choquante de femmes, d’enfants et d’hommes lors de leur périple périlleux, secouent la communauté internationale et l’interpellent devant la tragédie qui engloutit le peuple syrien. Leur désespoir est tel que les Syriens en sont venus à prendre d’immenses risques pour eux-mêmes et leurs familles.
Action needed on aid, refuge, and to end the bloodshed
Author: Caroline Baudot, Oxfam Humanitarian Policy Adviser; Daniel Gorevan, Oxfam Campaigns and Policy Manager, Syria crisis
The arrival of tens of thousands of Syrians to Europe’s borders and the shocking deaths of women, children and men on their perilous journey has been a sharp reminder to the international community of the tragedy engulfing the people of Syria. Syrians put themselves and their families at so much risk only out of sheer desperation.
What is the European Agenda on Migration and what is its state of play?
Tackling migration is one of the ten political priorities of this Commission. The European Agenda on Migration develops the political guidelines of President Juncker into tailored initiatives aimed at managing migration better in all its aspects. The Agenda, adopted on 13 May 2015 put forward concrete actions to respond to the immediate crisis and save lives at sea, and proposed structural responses for the medium and long term.
Brussels, Belgium | Thursday 9/22/2015 - 10:17 GMT
by Lachlan CARMICHAEL
EU interior ministers were set to hold emergency talks Tuesday to try and bridge deep divisions over Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II, as pressure builds for member states to reach an agreement.
WARSAW, 21 September 2015 – OSCE participating States have to ensure the protection of the human rights and dignity of migrants in addressing the current crisis in Europe, speakers said at the opening in Warsaw today of a two-week OSCE conference focusing on democracy and human rights.
Nickelsdorf, Austria | AFP | 9/21/2015 - 04:32 GMT
by Marianne BARRIAUX
Eastern European ministers were to meet Monday to attempt to bridge stark differences over their refugee policies, in an escalating crisis saw thousands of migrants shunted from one border to another over the weekend.
Several thousand finally entered Austria aboard crowded buses and trains on Sunday, while at least 13 refugees drowned off the coast of Turkey, the latest to perish as they try to escape conflict in their home countries mostly in the Middle East and Africa.
Warsaw, Poland | AFP | Wednesday 9/16/2015 - 16:05 GMT
The head of Poland's main opposition party, which is leading the polls ahead of next month's general election, said Wednesday the migrant crisis posed a "serious danger" and lashed out at Germany.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski said that EU member Poland should contribute financial aid in Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II but not take in migrants.
Horgos, SERBIA | AFP | 9/16/2015 - 04:49 GMT
by Eric RANDOLPH
A first busload of migrants arrived early Wednesday near Serbia's border with EU member Croatia hoping to circumvent a razor-wire fence erected by Hungary, as Germany's Angela Merkel called for an EU summit on the refugee crisis.
The group of 30-40 mostly Syrian or Afghan migrants disembarked at the Serbian border town of Sid after an overnight journey from the Macedonian border at Presevo, 500 kilometres (300 miles) to the south.
Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Tuesday 9/8/2015 - 16:30 GMT
by Jan Flemr with Simon Sturdee in Vienna
Eastern European countries resisted on Friday a German push for them to take in more migrants, exposing a deep rift in the EU as video footage stoked concerns about Hungary's treatment of refugees.
Pressing his Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovakian counterparts in Prague, Germany's foreign minister warned the influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants could be "the biggest challenge for the EU in its history."
Röszke, Hongrie | AFP | vendredi 11/09/2015 - 01:27 GMT
par Philippe SCHWAB et les bureaux européens de l'AFP
Les tensions croissantes entre Européens sur la crise migratoire seront au coeur d'une réunion vendredi à Prague entre l'Allemagne et plusieurs pays frontalement opposés à la politique de Berlin en faveur de l'accueil des réfugiés, qui continuent d'affluer sur les routes d'Europe.