Migration

Our May issue, takes a look at the ongoing migration crisis in Europe and the EU deal that was reached with Turkey concerning migrants arriving in Europe.

The crisis continues to put serious pressure on the EU and its Member States as an article published on the BBC website in March stated over 130,000 people had reached Europe by sea since the start of 2016 whilst Eurostat published that almost 90,000 of asylum applicants in 2015 were unaccompanied minors. There is considerable difference of opinion across the EU on how best to deal with the migration crisis and how to resettle people. The EU-Turkey deal which was reached in March 2016 aimed to address the flow of migrants and asylum seekers into Europe. However many rights organisations have voiced concern over the
agreement.

With this Brussels Agenda we would like to present you with viewpoint articles from Timothy Kirkhope MEP (ECR, UK) who writes about the Dublin system and the relocation of asylum seekers and from Kati Piri MEP (S&D, Netherlands) on the EU-Turkey deal and the situation in Greece.

In focus: A viable solution to Europe's migration problem?

1 September 2016By

The EU-Turkey Statement that was adopted on 18 March 2016 by the European Council and the Turkish government was presented as a game changer for the migration crisis that emerged in Europe last year. 

In focus: closing doors on social benefits

9 August 2016

Highlighting the cases of Dano and Alimanovic, which both have an important bearing on in-work benefits for EU citizens.

In focus: the commission v the world - 40 New Infringement Proceedings

9 August 2016

The Commission initiates 40 new infringement proceedings related to the migration crisis.

In focus: Implications of criminalising language - reasons why terminology matters

9 August 2016By

Maria Giovanna Manieri of the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) on why the choice of terminology matters and how it affects policy.

In focus: any port in a storm - Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting on Migration

9 August 2016

A turbulent Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting results in the controversial decision to relocate 120,000 migrants throughout the EU.

All migration features