Migration: Commission refers HUNGARY to the Court of Justice of the European Union over its failure to comply with Court judgment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has decided today to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union, requesting that the Court order the payment of financial penalties for Hungary’s failure to comply with a Court ruling in relation to EU rules on asylum […]

Legal migration: an EU talent pool and more options for immigrant entrepreneurs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call for new EU rules on legal labour migration to respond to Europe’s demographic challenges and to effectively match immigrants’ skills with labour market needs. The European Union should offer third-country nationals new avenues for legal migration, ensure decent working conditions and end […]

New Pact on Migration and Asylum: reporting on developments and stepping up fight against migrant exploitation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. One year on from the adoption of the proposal for a New Pact on Migration and Asylum, the Commission is today presenting a Report on Migration and Asylum. The Commission is also adopting a renewed EU action plan against migrant smuggling and a Communication […]

World Day against Trafficking: Challenging misconceptions about it in migration pathways

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Céline Bauloz, Senior Research Officer, International Organization for Migration & Marika McAdam, Independent international law and policy adviser, There are no accurate estimates of the number of victims of trafficking worldwide, nor of the number of victims who […]

Migration: EU helps channel humanitarian support to migrants in Lithuania

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request for assistance from Lithuania, the European Commission is helping European countries send support through the European Civil Protection Mechanism. Lithuania asked for help following increased arrivals of migrants and asylum seekers coming from the Middle East and Africa and entering Lithuania […]

EU summit: step up work for recovery, and update migration and asylum system

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs presented their expectations for the upcoming European Council, and many used the opportunity to demand guarantees that fundamental rights are respected. In a debate with EC Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and the Portuguese Secretary of State Ana Paula Zacarias, several MEPs criticised the recently […]

Reimagining education for refugees post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie Penelope Nezurugo, Research and Analysis Specialist, World Economic Forum & Nellie Kamau, Incoming Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Candidate, University of British Columbia Pre-existing operational and logistical constraints coupled with the effects of the pandemic […]

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 […]

Migration: A European taskforce to resolve emergency situation on Lesvos

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the fire that devastated the Moria facility on the islands of Lesvos, the Commission announces today it will establish a dedicated taskforce to improve the situation on the island in a durable way. The taskforce will implement a joint pilot with the Greek […]

Will COVID-19 change how we think about migration and migrant workers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a shift in migration rhetoric to include individual health security. Limitations on movement, while necessary to manage the virus, can make it […]

Migration: Commission takes action to find solutions for unaccompanied migrant children on Greek islands

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following President von der Leyen’s visit to Greece on Tuesday, together with the Presidents of the other EU institutions, the Commission presented its Action Plan for immediate measures to support Greece, which was welcomed by the Ministers at the extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs […]

Global migration, by the numbers: who migrates, where they go and why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content There are an estimated 272 million international migrants – 3.5% of the world’s population. While most people leave their home countries for work, millions have been driven away due to conflict, violence […]

EuroLat: serious concern about migration and support to multilateral trade

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The worsening migration situation in Latin America and Europe worries parliamentarians in both regions, who also warn against increasing trade protectionism. In a joint declaration on the occasion of the twelfth plenary session of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), the two co-presidents of […]

European Agenda on Migration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating in face of volatile situation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the October European Council, the Commission is today reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those […]

Sassoli: Migration agreement respects fundamental principles of Parliament’s proposal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. “Finally we move in the direction outlined by the European Parliament.” This was the first reaction by European Parliament President David Sassoli on the agreement reached today in Valletta between four EU countries: France, Germany, Italy and Malta, on the redistribution of asylum seekers […]

EU-Turkey relations: Erdogan plays the refugee card while beefing up gas operations in the Eastern Mediterranean sea

EU accession talks with Turkey have been suspended as Turkey is showing poor results in upholding human rights, the rule of law, media freedom and the fight against corruption. Turkey is attempting though to change this situation and enhance its relations with the EU discussing current matters with the EU officials and especially with Germany […]

Portugal wants its emigrants back – so it’s paying them to return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Chief Sub-Editor, Formative Content Portugal boasts pristine beaches, thousands of hours of annual sunshine and cuisine that includes little custard tarts that are enjoyed far beyond its borders. Despite these attractions, the percentage of its citizens living […]

Brazilian healthcare and the Global Compact for safe orderly and regular migration

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Bruno Ramos Ribeiro Santos, a twenty-four years old medical student at the University Center São Lucas (UniSL), Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer […]

Are we letting politicians play with migrants’ health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariona Borell, a 22-year-old medical student from Barcelona. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European […]

NHS: A great healthcare system but how accessible is it to migrants?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr.Ahmed Al-Tameemi is a second-year Iraqi medical student at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Migration and rule of law on next ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly agenda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Migration, rule of law, climate change, ACP-EU relations beyond 2020, renewable energies and education will be among issues discussed at the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Bucharest. From 18 to 20 March 2019, the Assembly will bring together Members of the European Parliament and […]

The European Agenda on Migration: EU needs to sustain progress made over the past 4 years

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the March European Council, the Commission is today taking stock of progress made over the past 4 years and setting out the measures still required to address immediate and future migration challenges. Faced with the most severe refugee crisis the world has […]

How to tap the talents of refugees – one student at a time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mike Moradi, Co-Founder & CEO, Sensulin & Lorna Solis, Founder and CEO, Blue Rose Compass & Navrina Singh, Principal Product Lead, Microsoft Corporation “Why do some people get a passport to move freely and pursue opportunities while others don’t?” […]

We need a fresh approach to climate change migration. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carol Farbotko, Human Geographer, CSIRO Human mobility associated with climate change is a growing global reality. There are regular warnings about climate change impacts creating significant numbers of displaced people, and presenting an international security risk. We hear significantly […]

UN chief praises Africa for keeping ‘hearts and borders open’ in refugee crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Which continent hosts nearly a third of all global refugees? The answer might surprise you. “Africa’s generosity to those seeking havens from war and persecution is unmatched,” António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, told the 32nd Ordinary […]

EU fundamental rights under threat in several member states

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament denounces gender violence and discrimination, breaches of rule of law and hate speech in its assessment of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017. In a non-legislative resolution adopted on Wednesday with 390 votes to 153 and 63 abstentions, MEPs call […]

More than 750 million people around the world would migrate if they could

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Have you ever considered moving permanently to a new country? If the answer is yes, you’re far from alone. A new poll reveals that 15% of the global population – over 750 million people […]

The link between migration and technology is not what you think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie McAuliffe Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration The Fourth Industrial Revolution is fundamentally reshaping our economies, social interactions and collective security. Alongside these changes, and most obviously in the political sphere, international migration is […]

Humanitarian visas would reduce refugees’ death toll

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Asylum-seekers should be able to request humanitarian visas at EU embassies and consulates abroad, allowing them to access Europe safely, say Civil Liberties MEPs. With 37 votes to 10 and 3 abstentions, the Civil Liberties Committee agreed on Monday to ask the European Commission […]

Why this city is paying people to move there

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Would you move to a new city for $10,000? That’s the hope of an organisation that wants to lure workers to Tulsa in Oklahoma, as it aims to bridge a widening gulf between large metropolitan […]

We need to talk about integration after migration. Here are four ways we can improve it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Gallagher, President, International Catholic Migration Commission Integration is the delicate, critical transition of the migrant from outsider to insider – the process by which migrants become a part of their new community. Successful integration is hard to […]

Main results of European Council of 18/10/2018

This article is brought to you in association with the European Council. The European Council on 18 October focused on migration and internal security. It was followed by the Euro Summit in an inclusive format. On 17 October, EU27 leaders met in the European Council (Art.50) to discuss Brexit. Brexit At the European Council (Art. 50) working dinner on […]

Security: better access to data for border control and migration management

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New measures to improve data exchange between EU information systems for border, security and migration management were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee. The measures, adopted by Civil Liberties MEPs on Monday, would facilitate the tasks of border guards, migration officers, police officers and […]