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Dangerously close to a conflict zone, one school in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine, is, with the help of the EU, working hard to improve the safety of its students.
Why would a school need turnstiles and electronic badges?
Information about pupils entering the school is immediately sent to the school portal, which allows both teachers and parents to know when a student is on the premises. This information could be vital for safety reasons, since Bakhmut's School No. 9, in the Donetsk Oblast, lies about 20 kilometres from the frontlines.
Novopskov, Luhansk Oblast, 26 April 2018 – The Administrative Service Centre in Novopskov, Luhansk Oblast, will help the government be more effective and efficient in the delivery of services to over 12,000 citizens of the Novopskov amalgamated territorial community.
On 26 February 2017, the Council adopted conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2018.
On 20 November, the Council extended the mandate of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine until 31 May 2019 and approved a budget of € 32 million for the next 18 months.
The European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine, EUAM Ukraine, has been deployed since December 2014, with a mandate to support Ukrainian state agencies in the reform of the civilian security sector. The mission is one of the central elements of the EU's enhanced support to the Ukrainian authorities in recent years.
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.
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%.
I. Candidate countries and potential candidates
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.
In this 10th anniversary year of the UN Human Rights Council and ahead of its 31st session, the EU reaffirms its strong commitment to the United Nations bodies tasked with the promotion and protection of human rights. The EU will again actively engage with the Human Rights Council and General Assembly Third Committee to defend and promote the universality, indivisibility, and interdependence of human rights, and will continue to draw the attention of these fora to human rights violations and abuses worldwide.
European Economic and Social Committee
I. Situational overview
Situation at the border
FRONTEX PUBLISHES ANALYSIS OF EASTERN BORDERS FOR Q2
Ukrainians accounted for the biggest share of the 1 400 illegal border crossings on the Europe’s eastern borders in the second quarter of this year, but only 10 cases were related to irregular migration, according to Frontex’s Eastern European Borders Quarterly report.
The rest of the illegal crossings by the citizens of Ukraine were in large part linked to smuggling.
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
FRONTEX PUBLISHES ANALYSIS OF EU’S EASTERN BORDERS FOR Q3
In the third quarter of 2015, 1 866 cases of illegal border-crossings were recorded at the EU’s eastern borders, a third more than in the previous three-month period. Nationals from outside of the CIS and EaP region – mainly citizens of Afghanistan, Vietnam and Syria – accounted for 51% of the detections. Ukrainians accounted for the largest number of illegal border-crossings, but they were mainly linked to smuggling and other reasons not related to irregular migration.
Summary: 7 September 2015, Brussels - Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met with Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin this morning to discuss the latest developments in the country.
"The renewed escalation of the conflict raising the number of casualties, as a result of attacks on several government controlled areas today and in the night of 10 August on Starohnativka, violates the spirit and the letter of the Minsk Agreements.
This Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPA) report for Eastern Ukraine is a collaborative product authored jointly by staff of the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN), and the World Bank Group (WBG).
I. Situational overview
During the first quarter 2015, 774 persons were detected for illegal crossing of the regional and common borders between BCPs. Of this figure, 56% represented regional (CIS and EaP countries) nationals with the highest number of Ukrainian citizens, followed by Georgians and Russians.
Summary: 19 June 2015, Brussels - As part of its support for the implementation of the Minsk agreements, the European Union is stepping up its support for the work of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) with a further EUR 18 million assistance package for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM). This will bring the total amount of European Commission support to the SMM to EUR 25 million.