Vote on measures to tackle the flow of refugees as a result of the conflict in Syria:
- extracts from the vote
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 03/10/2013 First transmission: 03/10/2013
The EU and its member states should guarantee Syrian refugees safe entry to the EU and access to fair asylum procedures, says the Civil Liberties Committee in a resolution voted on Thursday. It calls on the EU to go on providing humanitarian aid and support and on Syria’s neighboring countries to keep their borders open. Over 2 million refugees, 76% of whom are women and children, have now fled Syria.
MEPs stress "the importance at this stage of the situation to explore concretely whether, how and when member states could do more to reinforce their protection response to Syria".
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||Exterior view of the EP, Brussels
||Entrance of the meeting room of the Civil Liberties Committee
||Views ahead the meeting, atmosphere (8 shots)
||Views during the vote (3 shots)
||E-vote result: 45 total voters; 43 in favor; 2 against; 0 abstentions.