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22 Aug 2018 description
report European Union

In the first seven months of 2018, the number of irregular border crossings into the EU via the top four migratory routes fell by 43 per cent from a year ago to about 73 500, mainly because of lower migratory pressure on the Central Mediterranean route.

In July, some 14 900 irregular crossings were detected on the main migratory routes into the EU, 18% fewer than in the same month of last year.

Western Mediterranean

17 Jul 2018 description
report European Union

EU Frontex

In the first half of 2018, the total number of irregular border crossings into the EU nearly halved from a year ago to about 60 430, mainly because of lower migratory pressure on the Central Mediterranean route.

In June, some 13 100 irregular crossings were detected on the main migratory routes into the EU, 56% fewer than in the same month of last year.

Western Mediterranean

25 Jun 2018 description

Delegations will find attached the Council conclusions on the Horn of Africa/Red Sea as adopted at the 3628th meeting of the Council on 25 June 2018.

ANNEX

Council Conclusions on the Horn of Africa/Red Sea

[Red Sea]

18 Jun 2018 description
report European Union

On 18 June 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) released its 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union. In 2017, there were 728,470 applications for international protection in the EU. This figure represents a decrease of 44% compared to 2016, when there were almost 1.3 million applications, while provisional data for early 2018 (January - April) shows that application levels have stabilised at an average of less than 50,000 per month.

18 Jun 2018 description
report European Union

In May, some 12 100 irregular border crossings were detected on the main migratory routes into the EU, 56% fewer than in the same month of last year.

In the first five months of 2018, the total number of irregular border crossings fell 46% compared to a year ago to about 43 200, mainly because of lower migratory pressure on the Central Mediterranean route.

Central Mediterranean

21 May 2018 description
report European Union

In April, some 10 500 irregular border crossings were detected on the main migratory routes into the EU, down a third from the same month of last year.

In the first four months of 2018, the total number of irregular border crossings dropped 44% compared to a year ago to about 29 700, mainly because of lower migratory pressure on the Central Mediterranean route.

Central Mediterranean

19 Apr 2018 description
report European Union

Almost one-third of the beneficiaries were Syrians

The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 538 000 asylum seekers in 2017, down by almost 25% from 2016. In addition to these, the EU Member States received nearly 24 000 resettled refugees.

13 Apr 2018 description
report European Union

In March, 6 200 irregular border crossings were detected on the four main migratory routes into the EU, down 63% from the same month of last year.

In the first quarter of 2018, the total number of irregular border crossings halved to 18 800, mainly because of lower migratory pressure on the Central Mediterranean route.

Central Mediterranean

12 Apr 2018 description
report European Union

PRESS RELEASE ]No 40/18
Luxembourg, 12 April 2018

Judgment in Case C-550/16 A and S v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie

Such an application for family reunification must however be made within a reasonable time, in principle within three months of the date on which the minor concerned is recognised as having refugee status

30 Mar 2018 description
report European Union

In February, 3 400 irregular border crossings were detected on the four main migratory routes into the EU, down nearly three-quarters from the year-ago period.

In the first two months of this year, the total number of irregular border crossings almost halved to 12 000, in large part due to lower migratory pressure on the Central Mediterranean route.

Central Mediterranean

04 Mar 2018 description
report European Union

n 2017, the total number of illegal border-crossings into the EU dropped to its lowest in four years, especially due to a fall in detections on the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkan routes, Frontex analysts write in the Risk Analysis for 2018 report released today.

The annual total of 204 700 marked a significant decrease compared to recent years, but not yet a return to the situation before 2014, when figures ranged between 72 000 and 141 000 detections.

26 Feb 2018 description
report European Union

On 26 February 2017, the Council adopted conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2018.

01 Feb 2018 description
report European Union

EU+ receives 43% fewer asylum applications in 2017

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published data on asylum trends in the EU+ in 2017 on a newly enhanced interactive portal. The results show a significant decrease in lodged applications for asylum compared with 2016, with 40% of decisions in 2017 being positive.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

15 Aug 2017 description
report European Union

In July, there were 15 400 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU as the number of migrants arriving in Italy fell by more than half from the previous month. Spain continued to see the heaviest migratory pressure since 2009.

The total number of detections in the first seven months of 2017 fell by two-thirds from the same period of last year to 127 100.

Central Mediterranean

05 Jul 2017 description
report European Union

In 2016, almost 1.3 million applications for international protection were made in the EU+. This was a 7 % decrease compared to 2015 when close to 1.4 million applications were lodged. However, the significant increase in asylum applications over the past two years led to a growth in decisions issued at first instance: in 2016, EU+ countries issued close to 1.15 million first-instance decisions, an increase of 84 % compared to 2015. Also decisions issued in second instance rose in 2016 compared to 2015, by 21%.

12 Apr 2017 description
report European Union

There were almost 13 000 detections of illegal border crossings on the three main migratory routes into the EU in March. This is 10% more than in the previous month. However, the total number of detections on these routes for the first quarter of 2017 fell 70% from the same period of last year to 32 650.

Central Mediterranean

15 Feb 2017 description
report European Union

In 2016, migration pressure at Europe’s external borders remained high with the detection of over half a million illegal border-crossings. Frontex estimates that this figure corresponds to about 382 000 migrants coming to Europe from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Compared to the 1.8 million illegal border-crossings reported in 2015, 2016 saw a significant decrease, but this figure is still higher than any annual figure for arrivals between 2010 (104 060) and 2014 (282 933).

06 Jan 2017 description
report European Union

The total number of migrants reaching Europe by two main sea routes in 2016 fell by nearly two-thirds to 364 000 in comparison with 2015. Last year saw a significant drop in arrivals on the Greek islands, while Italy experienced a record number of migrants.

15 Nov 2016 description
report European Union

FRAN QUARTERLY: ILLEGAL BORDER-CROSSINGS DROP BY MORE THAN HALF IN Q2 2016

The detections of illegal border-crossing at EU’s external borders dropped by more than half in the second quarter compared with the same period of 2015. The majority of migrants were detected on the Central Mediterranean route, where more than 51 000 migrants were rescued in international waters and brought to Italy.