The Global Approach to Migration and Mobility

January 30, 2012

Council of the European Union The Global Approach to Migration (hereinafter ‘GAM’), defined for the first time by the European Council in December 2005 and further developed in 2007 and 2008, has constituted the framework for the cooperation of the EU with third countries in the area of migration and asylum. The Stockholm Programme adopted in 2009 also acknowledged the importance of consolidating, strengthening and implementing the GAM. Read the rest of this entry »


Stronger cooperation and mobility at the centre of the renewed EU migration strategy

November 22, 2011

European Commission The EU needs to boost its relationships with non-EU States to better reap the mutual benefits migration can bring. Although migration is high on the European Union’s political agenda, the Arab spring and events in the Southern Mediterranean in 2011 further highlighted the need for a coherent and comprehensive migration policy for the EU. Read the rest of this entry »


The Commission and the International Organization for Migration streamline their cooperation

November 8, 2011

European Commission Today, 8 November, the European Commission and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the area of migration and mobility. Commissioners Cecilia Malmström (Home Affairs) and Andris Piebalgs (Development) signed a Framework Agreement with IOM Director-General William L. Swing. Read the rest of this entry »


EU to discuss Gaddafi’s €5 billion demand at Africa summit, Italy says

September 1, 2010

EUobserver Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini has said the EU will in November discuss a proposal by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that the 27-nation bloc pay the north African country €5 billion a year to stop immigration. Read the rest of this entry »


Further discussions on Migration and Stockholm programme

December 1, 2009

The Justice and Home Affairs Council, home affairs and migration ministers discussed the draft Stockholm Programme on the 30th November 2009. There was broad consensus on creating a more secure and open Europe where the rights of individuals are safeguarded.
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The Stockholm Programme: EU-Africa Partnership on Migration, Mobility and Employment

November 24, 2009

The draft Stockholm Programme was presented by the Presidency on 16 October 2009. Coreper held a first exchange of views on the Programme during its meetings on 21 and 22 October 2009. The European Council emphasizes the importance of the external dimension of the EU’s policy in the area of freedom, security and justice and underlines the need for the increased integration of these policies into the general policies of the European Union.
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Policy Coherence for Development: draft Council Conclusions on Migration for Development

November 18, 2009

The Presidency submitted the above draft Conclusions on Migration for Development, in relation with the issue of the Policy Coherence for Development. The objective of the draft Conclusions is to identify a number of challenges relating to Policy Coherence for Development (PCD), to be addressed by the Commission and the Member States.
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