24 June 2011

The new EASO Office began some of its activities in November 2010, and is since 19 June 2011 fully operational
Main Theme: Asylum, Migration
Keywords: asylum, EU Migration Policy, EASO

23 June 2011

On June 22, 2011, the Justice Commission found no agreement on the draft bill of several Flemish political parties concerning the tightening of the acquisition of citizenship in Belgium

17 June 2011

The Council Directive 2003/109/EC has been amended by the Directive 2011/51/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2011 to extend its scope to beneficiaries of international protection

16 June 2011

EMN presents its synthesis report of the EMN study ‘Satisfying Labour Demand through Migration ’. Source of this publication are the different national studies, carried out in 2010 by the National Contact Points (NCP's) of the EMN.

15 June 2011

On 9 and 10 June 2011, the Justice and Home Affairs of the Council of the European Union took place in Luxembourg. On the agenda of the home affairs ministers stood, amongst others, amendments on FRONTEX-rules and the Schengen evaluation of Bulgaria and Romania.

15 June 2011

Every month, the Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons publishes a document containing the statistics on the asylum applications and the decisions taken.

15 June 2011

This final Conference that took place on 15th June 2011 has presented some of the outcomes of research conducted within the framework of the European project Improving EU and US Immigration Systems' Capacity for Responding to Global Challenges: Learning from experiences

01 June 2011

On 1 June 2011, the European Commission presents its revised proposals amending the Directives on Asylum Procedures and on Reception Conditions.

01 June 2011

Every month, the Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons publishes a document containing the statistics on the asylum applications and the decisions taken.

01 June 2011

The Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (Centre) publishes the English version of its Annual Report on Trafficking & Smuggeling 2009, which was published in French and Dutch in October 2010

31 May 2011

This ACP-EU Council of ministers addressed questions of migration and discussed progress in the ongoing ACP-EU dialogue on migration. Ministers agreed to reach concrete results to strengthen the operational cooperation in the areas of visa, remittances and readmission over the coming year.
Main Theme: Migration, External Dimension
Keywords: ACP

25 May 2011

On May 24, 2011, the European Commission presented its proposals for a better managment of migration flows from the Southern Mediterranean region and for amendements to the Visa Regulation

20 May 2011

On 19 May 2011, the 14th EU-Russia meeting on justice and home affairs took place in Russia
Main Theme: Migration, Borders & Visa

06 May 2011

The King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) launches a call for papers on research on migration and integration policy Deadline for papers: 19 October 2011

04 May 2011

EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecila Malmström presented the paper at a press conference on 4 May 2011
Main Theme: Cross-sectional

18 April 2011

VALENTINA POP - EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - France on Sunday blocked the passage of Italian trains in order to prevent Tunisian migrants from entering its territory, a move promptly slammed by Rome. EU council chief Herman Van Rompuy meanwhile appealed for Paris not to "exaggerate" the migration issue

06 April 2011

Plans for an update of the asylum procedures directive for a more fair and effective asylum procedure throughout the EU were backed by MEPs.
Main Theme: Asylum

29 March 2011

This Eurostat Newsrelease is presenting an overview of the asylum trends in the EU27 for the year 2010.

21 March 2011

The Council adopted the new directive on trafficking in human beings as proposed by the Commission last spring

10 March 2011

The Belgian National Contact Point participated in an international workshop on “Migration challenges for pre-accession countries in South-East Europe” in Belgrade and gave a lecture on "The European Migration Network and other international instruments.
Main Theme: Migration

10 March 2011

The communication services of the CGRS and of Fedasil have jointly published, with the support of the European Refugee Fund, an information brochure “Asylum in Belgium”.

15 February 2011

The European Commission presented an EU agenda for reinforcing the rights of the child. It includes a series of concrete actions, including promoting specific safeguards and procedural guarantees for children seeking asylum and child specific reception measures.

24 January 2011

Commissioner Malmström presents Action Plan on visa liberalisation with the Republic of Moldova

21 January 2011

Returning asylum seekers to Greece violates the European Convention on Human Rights, says ECtHR

19 January 2011

The federal State Secretary for Migration and Asylum Policies Melchior Wathelet has given a pressconference presenting the asylum and migration policies in 2010 and providing an overview of some statistical data.