25 July 2019

Up to 150 feared dead as boats capsize off Libya - About 137 people were rescued and returned to Libya, according to coastguard

"Up to 150 people attempting the perilous sea crossing from Libya to Europe are missing and feared drowned after two migrant boats capsized on Thursday."

25 July 2019

Italy receives more asylum seekers from Germany than from Libya - Why Rome is the winner of the EU’s Dublin regulation

"in reality, in part because of the government’s hard-line approach, the number of people arriving by sea has plummeted, from over 180,000 at its peak in 2016 to a little over 3,000 so far this year."

24 July 2019

Council of the European Union: Moving forward the automation of information exchange

"The intention is to put the topic into perspective in relation to an ever-growing and complex information exchange landscape, which has seen a political shift towards increased automation, as manifested in recent legislation."

24 July 2019

Italy's government wins confidence vote on decree targeting migrant rescue ships

"Italy's government wins confidence vote on decree targeting migrant rescue ship:

24 July 2019

Libya: Europe-bound migrants sent to bombed detention centre

"Coastguard spokesperson says 38 migrants were sent to the Tajoura detention centre that was bombed last month."

24 July 2019

European Commission: Nineteenth Progress Report towards an effective and genuine Security Union

Close cooperation between EU Agencies, all Member States and Schengen associated countries will be paramount in order to achieve the ambitious objective of achieving full interoperability of EU information systems for security, border and migration management by 2020.(...)"

24 July 2019

TURKEY: EU Commission reacts to Cavusoglu comments on migration deal

"The European Commission on Wednesday reacted to comments by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu who earlier this week suggested that Ankara will cancel a migrant readmission agreement with the European Union should the bloc fail to deliver on its promise of visa-free travel for Turkish citizens."

24 July 2019

European Commission: General Data Protection Regulation shows results, but work needs to continue

"European Commission: (Press release) General Data Protection Regulation shows results, but work needs to continue"

24 July 2019

European Union plans borderless query of facial images

"In the Prüm Treaty, the police search for biometric data among EU Member States is significantly simplified. Under Austria’s leadership, the extension is now being examined for facial recognition. A corresponding Council decision could already be taken next year."

23 July 2019

UK: The UK government’s “hostile environment” is harming public health

"There is growing evidence that the government’s “package” of hostile environment policies are causing serious harm to public health in the UK."

23 July 2019

EU coalition of the willing agrees new migrant ‘solidarity mechanism'

"Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new “solidarity mechanism” proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday (22 July)."

22 July 2019

Spain’s model for saving lives at sea should be emulated in the EU

"Clearly, we are witnessing the transfer of search-and-rescue responsibilities to the military."


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