Court of Justice of the European Union
PRESS RELEASE No 88/17
Luxembourg, 26 July 2017
Advocate General’s Opinion in Cases C-643/15 and C-647/15 Slovakia and Hungary v Council
Extreme or very high danger in southern, central and eastern Portugal, the eastern Canary Islands and south, central and north-east Spain; northern Corsica and the Mediterranean coast of France; Sicily, Sardinia, and southern mainland Italy; Malta; most of Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; most of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Albania; parts of south-eastern Romania, parts of southern Bulgaria; southern Crete and south-east mainland Greece; central Cyprus; central, east and west Turkey.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 — Today (July 25) a meeting was held at the Italian Ministry of Interior to start a consultation process on the Code of Conduct that has been proposed to regulate the work of humanitarian organisations involved in search and rescue in the Central Mediterranean sea. Throughout the meeting, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) representatives reiterated our willingness to participate in discussions about the content of this code in an open and constructive way.
EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia contributes to disrupting the business model of people smugglers and traffickers.
(MissionNewswire) Several Salesian programs in Italy have come together with the support of UNICEF to launch the “La Perla, Starting over from the streets” project. The new initiative aims to address the needs of unaccompanied foreign minors who are at risk on the streets of Rome, Italy.
112,018 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 25 July
363,401 arrivals in 2016
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 112,018 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 23 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 250,586 arrivals across the region through 23 July 2016.
Dimitrios Tsagalas of IOM Cyprus reported on Monday (24 July) that a boat with 143 migrants was found off Pomos Island over the weekend. The migrants arrived at Cyprus’s Latchi harbour early on Monday morning.
TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from the Government of Italy that will provide food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict since 2011.
“We thank Italy for this generous contribution to WFP’s emergency operation in Libya, which will help alleviate the suffering of people living in difficult conditions with little access to food and other life-saving assistance,” said Wagdi Othman, WFP Libya Country Director.
by Youssef Mahmoud and Ameya Naik
Commission européenne - Déclaration
Tunis, le 24 juillet 2017
Luke Kelly, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Eduard Plana Bach, Head of Unit of Forest Policy and Environmental Governance, Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia
Marc Font Bernet, Researcher in the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia
• During the first half of 2017, close to 93,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores mainly through the Central Mediterranean Route - around half of them arrived in just May and June 2017. While barely one in six of sea arrivals this year are children, the number of unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) coming to Italy is on the rise with 11,406 newly registered UASC between January and June 2017.
Rome — Over the past three years, IOM Italy has seen an almost 600 per cent increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea. This upward trend has continued during the first six months of 2017, with most victims arriving from Nigeria.
Forest fires started on Sunday, 16 July 2017 in the Adriatic coast of Croatia and Montenegro, as well as earlier last week in Italy on the slopes of the Vesuvius volcano.
The Gambia’s leader of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, used to give Gambians good cause for claiming asylum, even if the majority were fleeing poverty rather than persecution.
But with the autocratic president’s exit in January, Gambians’ grounds for international protection have suddenly become shakier, making them prime EU targets for rapid return, although they are not the only ones.
Read the full report on IRIN.