AIDA Country Report on Belgium – 2023 Update

AIDA Country Report on Belgium – 2023 Update

The updated AIDA Country Report on Belgium provides a detailed overview of legislative and practice-related developments in asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection in 2023. It also includes an annex...
POLAND: Council Adopts EU Asylum Reforms Despite Polish Opposition ― Poland Joins Group of Member States Demanding New Migration ‘Solutions’ ― Prime Minister Vows to Strengthen Border with Belarus ― Humanitarians Indicted for Helping Migrants on Poland-Belarus Border

POLAND: Council Adopts EU Asylum Reforms Despite Polish Opposition ― Poland Joins Group of Member States Demanding New Migration ‘Solutions’ ― Prime Minister Vows to Strengthen Border with Belarus ― Humanitarians Indicted for Helping Migrants on Poland-Belarus Border

The Council of the EU has given its final approval to the Pact on Migration and Asylum despite strong opposition from a small number of member states, including Poland. Poland has joined a group of member states that has asked the European Commission to propose ‘new...
GERMANY: High Court Finds AfD Party ‘Potentially Extremist’ ― NGOs Denounce ‘Discriminatory’ Debit Card Scheme for Asylum Seekers ― Ukrainian Refugees Urged to Join Workforce Amid Voluntary Return Plans

GERMANY: High Court Finds AfD Party ‘Potentially Extremist’ ― NGOs Denounce ‘Discriminatory’ Debit Card Scheme for Asylum Seekers ― Ukrainian Refugees Urged to Join Workforce Amid Voluntary Return Plans

Higher Administrative Court judges in Münster have upheld a lower court’s 2022 ruling that the AfD can be categorised as a potentially extremist organisation. A new system through which asylum seekers receive financial benefits via debit cards has been criticised by...
AIDA Country Report on Cyprus – 2023 Update

AIDA Country Report on Cyprus – 2023 Update

The updated AIDA Country Report on Cyprus provides a detailed overview of legislative and practice-related developments in asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection in 2023. It also includes an annex...
Italy: Prime Minister in Libya for Discussions on Further Migration Co-operation ― Joint Italian-Finnish Proposal on Migration Presented to EU Member States ― NGO Monitoring Aircraft Banned from Using Airports Near Migrant Routes ― Almost 23,000 Unaccompanied Child Migrants Missing in Italy in Three Years

Italy: Prime Minister in Libya for Discussions on Further Migration Co-operation ― Joint Italian-Finnish Proposal on Migration Presented to EU Member States ― NGO Monitoring Aircraft Banned from Using Airports Near Migrant Routes ― Almost 23,000 Unaccompanied Child Migrants Missing in Italy in Three Years

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has travelled to Libya for discussions about strengthening migration co-operation with both of the North African country’s rival administrations. Italy and Finland have presented a joint ‘non-paper’ on ‘countering instrumentalisation of...
EU External Partners: Member States Push for Outsourcing of Migration Procedures to Third Countries ― EU Signs € 1 Billion Migration Deal with Lebanon ― Tunisian Authorities Expel Hundreds of Migrants to Border with Algeria ― Migrants Released from Detention in Libya

EU External Partners: Member States Push for Outsourcing of Migration Procedures to Third Countries ― EU Signs € 1 Billion Migration Deal with Lebanon ― Tunisian Authorities Expel Hundreds of Migrants to Border with Algeria ― Migrants Released from Detention in Libya

A number of EU member states are preparing to send a letter to the European Commission to call for agreements that would enable intercepted migrants to be transferred to third countries before they reach Europe. The EU has signed a ‘migration management’ deal with...