ACP-EU Agree on Climate Change

MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs have agreed on climate change, migration, sustainable growth and the post-Cotonou agreement. On Thursday, Carlos Zorrinho (S&D, PT) Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly said: “We are all convinced that the only way to manage migration within a legal framework is to ensure job creation, growth, peace and stability….

European Migration Forum

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission hosted this year’s European Migration Forum which explored the role of civil society and local authorities in managing migration and ensuring safe and regular pathways to the EU. The 2019 Forum, now in its fifth year, produced ten recommendations which were the result of discussions by some 250 professionals from…

Battleground for votes in the European Parliament elections 

Battleground for votes in the Euro Parliament elections

Though migration remains important for Europe’s voters, a majority do not consider it to be the most important issue. Corruption, living standards, housing, unemployment and health rank above, or alongside, migration as key issues for European voters. Despite what Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini and Steve Bannon have said, the EU elections will not be a…

ECA Audits EU Migration Management

Europe's Migrant Crisis

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit on EU migration management. In particular, the auditors will assess whether support for Greece and Italy has achieved its objectives and whether the asylum and return procedures have been effective and swift. They will examine the projects supported to determine their relevance, evaluate their design and…