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Member States Face Five Persistent Challenges

Member States Face Five Persistent Challenges

In February, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published a report outlining its vision of the “Top five migration issues that need urgent action“.
Based on two years of observation, in its recent report the FRA draws attention to: the overly strict management of borders difficulties in accessing

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Protection of Refugee and Migrants Children in Europe

In the migratory journey, and on their arrival in Europe, children are exposed to numerous risks (physical assault, trafficking and sexual exploitation, psychological suffering, material difficulties …). In turn, the Council of Europe is developing an action plan (2017-2019) on the protection of refugee and migrant children in Europe. This

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Interpreting in the context of asylum

Interpreting in the context of asylum

Interview with Sophie Pointurier, interpreter of sign language, translator and interpreter trainer at University (ESIT). Sophie Pointurier took part, with the AEDH, to the consultation on the development of the EASO training module on “Interpreting in the asylum context”and helps us, now, understand the issues of public service interpretation.
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EU Migration: Time for an ambitious human rights-based agenda

EU Migration: Time for an ambitious human rights-based agenda

On 14 and 15 December EU Heads of State are expected to discuss the internal and external dimension of the EU’s migration policy. Instead of proposing policies that represent only the lowest common denominator between member states, the EU should put forward a principled agenda that addresses migration in both

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New high in residence permits issued in the EU in 2016

New high in residence permits issued in the EU in 2016

On 16 November, Eurostat published statistics on residence permits issued in the EU in 2016[1]. As expected, for the second year in a row, data collected by the European Statistical Office from national administrations show strong growth (a “peak”): with about 3.4 million first residence permits issued to non-EU citizens, the EU

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EASO preparing for transformation into EUAA

EASO preparing for transformation into EUAA

As an operational European Union agency since 2011, the main functions of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) are to strengthen the cooperation between Member States in the field of asylum, support Member States whose asylum systems are subject to particular pressures and the improvement of the implementation of the Common

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