Posts Tagged:refugees

Refugee figures exceed 50 million for first time since world war II

According to a new UN report, the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people across the world has surpassed 50 million people for the first time since world war II.

EU commits €246m to aid Palestine’s refugees

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and enlargement and neighbourhood policy commissioner Štefan Füle have signed a joint declaration pledging €246m in support for Palestine refugees.

New rules for EU sea-border patrols

MEPs have voted to adopt a new regulation which includes concrete rules to ensure that member states fulfil their search and rescue obligations to boats in distress.


The tragic events of the recent Lampedusa incident have highlighted the need for an EU-level approach to tackling the ongoing problem of migration.

Lampedusa incident must be a ‘wakeup call’, insists commissioner

Home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström has expressed the need to “act at European level” to prevent tragedies such as the recent Lampedusa incident.

Commissioner welcomes new rules for EU asylum seekers

European home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström has welcomed parliaments decision to update the existing ‘inefficient, dysfunctional and unfair’ system governing asylum seekers in the EU.

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