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06 Aug 2018 description
report European Union

Recent analyses released by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) reveal that the number of applications for international protection lodged in the EU+ in June 2018 registered a slight decrease compared to the previous month **_i_**.  Approximately 51 300 applications were lodged in June; about 1 600 fewer than in May, while in the first half of 2018, some 301 390 applications were lodged in the EU+, a 15% decrease compared to the first half of 2017 **_ii_**.

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.

02 Oct 2017 description

Peace and stability are key to achieving the Global Goals in the Arab States, EU-UNDP report says

First report on the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States was released today in Brussels.

Entitled “ Empowering people and building peaceful societies”, the report showcases results of the many initiatives carried out by the EU and UNDP, impacting the lives of millions of people across the region.

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

31 Mar 2017 description
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Résumé Exécutif

Le monde doit aujourd’hui répondre à un appel à la mobilisation sans précédent face à la situation de quatre pays menacés par la famine, et à la demande croissante d’aide humanitaire et de résilience. Dans ce contexte, il est de la plus haute importance d’informer la communauté de la sécurité alimentaire à l’échelle mondiale et nationale, quant au risque de crises alimentaires et à la sévérité de ces crises. Les parties prenantes ont largement investi dans l’analyse de la sécurité alimentaire et les systèmes d’alerte précoce afin de mieux prévenir et répondre aux crises alimentaires.

11 Jul 2016 description
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

Introduction

18 Apr 2016 description
report European Union

The EU-Turkey agreement, coupled with stricter border policies applied by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia at its border with Greece and the new NATO operation in the Aegean, led to a noticeable reduction in the number of migrants arriving on the Greek islands in March.

The total number of migrants detected crossing the EU’s external borders in the Eastern Mediterranean for the entire month of March reached 26 460, less than half the figure recorded in February.

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.

26 Jan 2016 description
report European Union

FRAN QUARTERLY – THREE INDICATORS AT RECORD HIGHS IN Q3

2016-01-20

Three FRAN indicators – detections of illegal border-crossing between border crossing points, detections of illegal stay and asylum applications – surged in the third quarter of 2015 to reach their highest levels ever recorded. This was in large part related to the unprecedented number of migrants arriving on the Greek islands in 2015.

30 Jun 2015 description
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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

08 Mar 2012 description
report European Union
Council conclusions on a Common Framework
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The Council adopted today a decision which establishes common EU resettlement priorities for 2013 and paves the way for new rules concerning the financial support that EU member states receive through the European Refugee Fund for the resettlement of refugees from third countries (6444/12). It is expected that the European Parliament will give its green light to the text at the end of March 2012.

According to the decision, member states will receive a fixed amount for each person resettled from one of the following categories:

17 Nov 2009 description
report European Union

Brussels, 17 November 2009

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

1. "Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the inception of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP), the Council commended the success of this policy which saw the deployment of some 70.000 personnel in 22 ESDP missions and operations, of which 12 are ongoing, in support of international peace and security.

21 Oct 2009 description

Why is it necessary to have Community rules for the qualification and status of beneficiaries of international protection as well as common procedural rules for granting and withdrawing it?

The Treaty establishing the European Community specifically requested the Council to adopt standards for the qualification and status of persons who need international protection and the content of the protection granted. This would be an integral part of the Common European Asylum System called for by the EU Heads of State and Government meeting in Tampere in 1999.

21 Oct 2009 description

Today the European Commission adopted proposals to amend two existing legislative instruments of the Common European Asylum System: the Directive on qualification and status of persons in need of international protection and the Directive on asylum procedures.

These amendments follow the proposals presented by the Commission in December 2008 and in 2009 to implement the Hague Programme and the Policy Plan on Asylum 1 : the Directive on reception conditions for asylum-seekers, the Dublin Regulation, the Eurodac Regulation, the European Asylum Support Office Regulation and the joint EU …

21 Oct 2009 description

La Commission européenne a adopté aujourd'hui des propositions modifiant deux instruments législatifs existants concernant le régime d'asile européen commun: la directive sur les conditions que doivent remplir les personnes ayant besoin d'une protection internationale et le contenu de cette protection et la directive sur les procédures d'asile.

Ces modifications font suite aux propositions présentées par la Commission en décembre 2008 et en 2009 en vue de mettre en œuvre le programme de La Haye et le plan d'action en matière d'asile 1 : la directive sur les …