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
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.
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
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
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.
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.