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18 Nov 2017 description
report European Union

In October, more than 15,300 irregular border crossings were detected on the four main migratory routes into the EU.

The total number of migrants detected on these routes in the first ten months of this year fell by 63% to around 173,000 from the same period in 2016.

Central Mediterranean

The number of migrants arriving in Italy via the Central Mediterranean route in October remained almost constant from the month before, at roughly 6,700. Tunisia was the top country of origin, cementing a trend that began in the summer months.

19 Oct 2017 description
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In September, there were 13 900 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU.

The total number of detections on the four main migratory routes in the first nine months of 2017 fell by 64% from the same period of last year to 156 000.

Central Mediterranean

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.

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.

05 Apr 2016 description
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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.

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

30 Jun 2015 description
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I. Situational overview

FRAN indicators

23 Jun 2015 description
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FRONTEX

2015-06-23

Since the beginning of the year some 153 000 migrants were detected at Europe’s external borders. This represents a 149% increase when compared to the same pe­riod in 2014 when 61 500 migrants entered Europe.

In May the total number of detections rose by 26% in relation to April and reached 50 500. Considering seasonal trends, it is expected that the migratory pressure will continue to increase during the summer period on all routes.

12 May 2015 description
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Thank you for the invitation that we value very much. We are here to share with you the urgent need to face the tragedies unfolding in the Mediterranean.

18 Nov 2013 description
report European Union

Le Conseil a adopté les conclusions suivantes:

  1. L’Union européenne (UE) réitère son soutien au processus de transition en T unisie. Elle encourage tous les acteurs à poursuivre le dialogue national pour que, dans l'intér êt du pays, un accord soit trouvé permettant une adoption rapide de la nouvelle constitution démocra tique et la tenue dans un délai raisonnable de nouvelles élections générales, inclusives , transparentes et crédibles qui répondent aux légitimes aspirations démocr atiques du peuple tunisien.

04 Jun 2013 description
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Summary: 1 June 2013, Singapore - Speech delivered by European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton on "Defending national interests, preventing conflict" at the Shangri-La Dialogue

10 Dec 2012 description
report European Union

Today, on 10 December, we celebrate Human Rights Day. Standing up for Human Rights, democracy and the rule of law is the silver thread that runs through EU external relations.

15 May 2012 description
report European Union

EU bolsters its support to reformers in its Southern and Eastern neighbourhoods

Brussels, 15 May 2012 - In May 2011, in the midst of dramatic changes sweeping the Southern Neighbourhood, the EU completed a major review of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). According to a policy of “more for more”, committed reformers in the EU’s Southern and Eastern neighbourhood would be awarded greater and broader EU support.

27 Dec 2011 description
report European Union

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, and Stefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement:

22 Dec 2011 description

On December 19, a contribution agreement was signed in Tunis, whereby the European Union entrusted IOM with EUR 9.9 million to establish the preconditions required to support transition processes and promote sustainable recoveries in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

More specifically, under this comprehensive three year programme, which will commence on 01 January 2012, IOM will seek to address emerging migration-related challenges in each target country.

22 Dec 2011 description

le 19 décembre, un accord a été signé à Tunis par lequel l’Union Européenne a confié à l’OIM 9,9 million d’euros afin d’établir les pré-requis à l’appui du processus de transition et promotion du relèvement soutenable en Egypte, Tunisie et Libye.

Plus précisément, à travers ce programme de trois ans qui démarrera le 1er janvier 2012, l’OIM va œuvrer à relever les défis de la migration dans chacun des pays-cibles.

19 Dec 2011 description
report European Union

Brussels, 13 December 2011: Can I begin by thanking all members of the AFET Committee for the support and involvement that you have shown over the last months. I am extremely glad that the Heads of Delegations' discussions with the Committee are going very well and I am looking forward to your comments on them. I can tell you that the feedback from each of them is universally extremely positive. I am also extremely appreciative of the outcome of the budget discussion; you have understood the very particular issues that we face.

24 Nov 2011 description
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The Joint Parliamentary Assembly of MEPs and MPs from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries condemned the violence in Syria and Egypt and voiced concern that Libyan weapons in al-Qaeda hands could pose a threat to the entire world.

MEPs and MPs from ACP countries expressed strong support for the legitimate democratic aspirations of the people of the Middle East and North Africa in a resolution on the Arab Spring adopted by the EU-ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) on Wednesday, in Lomé, Togo.

Refugees from Libya

14 Nov 2011 description
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3124ème session du Conseil AFFAIRES ETRANGERES

Bruxelles, 14 novembre 2011

Le Conseil a adopté les conclusions suivantes: