At the second "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" conference hosted by the EU in Brussels on 24-25 April 2018, the international community and the governments of refugee hosting countries came together to reaffirm their commitment to support the millions of civilians affected by the conflict in Syria as well as the refugees and communities generously hosting them.
On 18 September 2018, the Council extended the mandate of EUCAP Sahel Niger until 30 September 2020 and agreed on a budget of €63.4 million for the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2020.
One of Operation Atalanta’s main efforts is to protect vulnerable shipping carrying World Food Programme (WFP) aid to those who need it the most in Somalia and neighbouring countries. By monitoring, protecting and having a presence in the area we can reduce the likeliness of acts of piracy that threaten this vital aid.
Projets financés par l'Instrument contribuant à la Stabilité et à la Paix (IcSP)
Projets d'appui aux forces de police et de gendarmerie (€ 7 600 000)
Restauration des missions de police et de gendarmerie à Bangui/force d'intervention et de maintien de l'ordre à Bangui/Centre opérationnel de commandement commun police-gendarmerie à Bangui.
Promotion et protection des droits au logement, terre et propriétés des personnes déplacées et réfugiées (€ 2 100 000)
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.
We, the International Election Observer Missions present for the 30 July Harmonised Elections in Zimbabwe, while appreciating the generally peaceful and orderly pre-electoral environment and on voting day, express our grave concern about the regrettable outbreaks of post-election violence.
At the outset, we extend our sympathies to the families and loved ones of those affected by these troubling incidents.
While recognising the right to peaceful protest, we condemn vandalism and destruction of property and call on political party supporters to abide by the law.
Troitske, Luhansk Oblast, 13 August 2018 – A newly refurbished Administrative Service Centre in Troitske, Luhansk Oblast, will help the government be more effective and efficient in the delivery of administrative and social services to over 14,000 citizens of the Troitske amalgamated territorial community.
The premises and equipment of the Administrative Service Centre (ASC) in Troitske were overhauled as part of UNDP's Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, with financial support from the European Union.
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people worldwide, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. Nevertheless, indigenous peoples contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. The EU, together with the rest of the world, celebrates this contribution on International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
The migration flow continued to decrease remaining largely under control; coordination and cooperation remain crucial
An array of response measures, ranging from coordinated enhancement of border-controls by the most affected countries to policy actions supported by the EU, introduced at the end of 2015 and maintained throughout 2016 and 2017, contributed to a marked reduction in the volume of the non-regional migration flow observed in the Western Balkans.
- Overall, the number of illegal border-crossings by non-regional migrants recorded at the green borders in Q1 2018 was slightly below the values of both Q1 and Q4 2017, in spite of seasonality; Indications that migrants are searching for alternative routing to bypass the enhanced controls on the main Serbia-centred corridor, continued being observed into Q1 2018.
- Lower pressure reported at Serbia’s northern common borders with Croatia, Hungary and Romania.
- Continued increase in migration pressure along the Albania.
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_**.
The Ministers/Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam (hereafter referred to as the “Lower Mekong Countries”); the European Union, the Governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United States; and the World Bank (hereafter referred to as the “Development Partners”); and Mekong River Commission (MRC), collectively referred to as “the Participants,”
In the spirit of promoting continued cooperation to support inclusive and sustainable development among the Lower Mekong Countries;
The Council today extended the mandate of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta until 31 December 2020. The Council also decided to relocate the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Operational Headquarters from Northwood (UK) to Rota (Spain), and to Brest (France) for the Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) as of 29 March 2019. It appointed Vice Admiral Antonio Martorell Lacave from the Spanish Navy as new Operation Commander to take command from Major General Charlie Stickland on the same date.
Every year millions of people fall into the hands of traffickers. Trafficking in human beings is one of the most profitable forms of organised crime, generating billions of Euros for criminal networks.
Last week, a Frontex surveillance airplane started monitoring the EU’s external borders in the Western Balkans area as part of Frontex Multipurpose Aerial Surveillance (MAS). This is a swift and tailored response to the request made by Croatian authorities to monitor the migration flows and help Croatia, as well as the neighbouring Western Balkan countries, address the challenges on the ground.
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.
The common analysis and guidance note on Afghanistan are the result of a pilot process for the development of country guidance.
This pilot process was completed successfully with the endorsement of the guidance note by the EASO Management Board during its 28th meeting in June 2018. In addition to providing guidance on one of the main countries of origin for applicants for international protection in the EU, this pilot served as a basis for consolidating the methodology for development of country guidance, and as a model for future notes.
The present document was prepared for the Brussels II Conference.
The document was jointly developed by the Government of Jordan, the EU and the United Nations.