New Pact on Migration and Asylum: new mandate, new start for the European Union Agency for Asylum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the new European Union Agency for Asylum starts work with its reinforced mandate, building on the achievements of its predecessor, the European Asylum Support Office. The new agency is a key deliverable under the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. It will help ensure […]

New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Agreement reached on the new European Union Agency for Asylum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission welcomes the agreement that the European Parliament and the Council have just found to transform the European Asylum Support Office into a European Union Agency of Asylum. It is a key initiative under the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. The new […]

Migrants and asylum seekers on the Greek islands: committee debate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs will discuss on Wednesday the situation on the Greek islands and the plans to establish a new reception and identification centre on Lesvos. In a debate with representatives of the European Commission and the NGO Greek Council for Refugees, the Civil Liberties Committee […]

Asylum: more solidarity among EU member states and funds for frontline countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Current asylum legislation neither ensures fair responsibility sharing among member states nor gives swift access to asylum procedures, to the frustration of MEPs. According to MEPs, the 2013 Dublin III Regulation puts a “disproportionate responsibility on a minority of member states, in particular when […]

Deal on EU funds for common asylum, migration and integration policies up to 2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, EP and Council reached a political agreement over the budgetary priorities of EU asylum, migration and integration policies over the next seven years. The renewed Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), part of the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027, will amount to […]