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Date Published: 18-12-2015

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10 December 2015

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Forthcoming EU meetings

  • 17-18 December 2015: European Council meeting of Heads of State or government of the EU's member states, together with European Council President and the European Commission President.


23 November 2015

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9 November 2015

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8 October 2015

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30 July 2015

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  • European Council meeting on 20 July 2015 adopted a resolution on relocating from Greece and Italy 40,000 persons in clear need of international protection as well as resolution on resettling 22,504 displaced persons from outside the EU, who are in clear need of international protection through multilateral and national schemes.  The Council will formally adopt the decision once the European Parliament gives its opinion, which is expected in September. Safe countries of Origin, EU Return Policy and the Valletta Summit were also discussed at the meeting.
  • MEPs call for more EU solidarity on visit to reception centres in Sicily in July 2015.
  • European Commission, DG Migration and Home Affairs has launched a public consultation on the Smart Borders Package.
  • European Commission, DG Migration and Home Affairs has issued a call for expressions of interest from external experts for the evaluation of AMIF projects.
  • European Commission has issued a call for proposals for Actions addressing trafficking in human beings.

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26 June 2015

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  • The European Council meeting on 25 and 26 June discussed migration. Leaders agreed that 40,000 persons in need will be relocated from Greece and Italy to other states over the next two years. Another 20,000 will be resettled.  Interior ministers will finalise the scheme by the end of July.  Return and readmission policies were also discussed.
  • The European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on a new uniform format for visas.  After its adoption by the Council and the European Parliament, the new European visa sticker will be applicable to all Member States and to the Schengen associated countries.
  • Statement by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees on World Refugee Day 2015
  • To mark World Refugee Day on 20 June 2015, Frans Timmermans, First Vice President for Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights; Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission; Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development; Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs; and Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, issued a joint statement outlining the challenging reality and the different ways the EU addresses the current crisis and its underlying causes
  • Europe celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Schengen Agreement in June 2015.  The present-day Schengen area covers 26 countries: all EU Member States except UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia, plus the non EU countries Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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29 May 2015

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  • Fundamental Rights Agency newsletter May 2015: http://fra.europa.eu/en/newsletter/2015/fra-newsletter-may-2015 
    Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) newsletter April 2015.  
    European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) newsletter (Issue 9) May 2015.  
    EASO newsletter April 2015.  
    IOM newsletter March 2015.   
    Fundamental Rights Agency newsletter May 2015.
  • Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) newsletter April 2015.
  • European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) newsletter (Issue 9) May 2015.  
  • EASO newsletter May 2015.  
  • IOM newsletter March 2015.   

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17 April 2015

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  • New Eurostat figures showed just over 626,000 asylum applicants registered in the EU-28 in 2014; Syrian nationals represented 20%.
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  • 19-20 March 2015: Conference presentations Annual Conference of the European Migration Network Attracting and Retaining Talent in Europe, Latvia.

29 January 2015

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