EMN Bulletin (July - September 2020)

The 32nd edition of the EMN Bulletin provides up-to-date information on recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national level, including the latest relevant published statistics. 

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The 32nd edition of the EMN Bulletin provides information on developments at EU and national level (from July to September 2020) regarding general policy developments; the Common European Asylum System; unaccompanied minors and vulnerable groups; legal migration; integration; the management of the EU external borders; irregular migration; return; trafficking in human beings; and external dimensions.

This edition contains - inter alia - information on:

At EU level:

  • The New Pact on Migration and Asylum, which was published on 23 September 2020. It puts forward a new framework for fair, efficient and sustainable migration management with a greater emphasis on a predictable and reliable migration management system rather than on ad-hoc solutions. It is framed around three pillars: better and faster procedures; firm and fair rules on intra-EU solidarity; and  a strong external dimension based on enhanced cooperation with third countries. 
  • On 23 September 2020, following the fire that devastated the Moria facility on the islands of Lesvos, the Commission announced the establishment of a dedicated taskforce to improve the situation on the island in a durable way
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At national level:

  • BE:  On 9 July 2020, the Federal Reception Agency (Fedasil) updated the list of nationalities who have a high chance of being granted international protection. An applicant for international protection who has a nationality that is on this list can apply for individual housing already after two months in a reception centre.
  • BE: On 16 July, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that the date to be taken into account, in order to determine whether a family member of a sponsor is a ‘minor child’, is the date of submission of the application for entry. The request for a preliminary ruling came from the Belgian Council of State.
  • PL: A new programme dedicated to Belarusian entrepreneurs from the IT sector, who consider relocating their companies to Poland, was established ('Business Harbour'). The project offers services helping IT specialists, start-ups and established companies relocate easily to Poland. Information about the support for Belarusian entrepreneurs and their families is prepared in Russian, English and Polish.
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More developments and other information can be found in the Bulletin (document above).


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jeu 05 nov 2020
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