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The European Asylum Support Office is now fully operational

17/06/2011

On 19 June, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, will participate in the inaugural ceremony of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Valetta, Malta. The new European Asylum Support Office (EASO) began some of its activities in November 2010, and as of this Sunday it is now fully operational. The EASO was established with the aim of enhancing practical cooperation on asylum matters, and helping Member States fulfil their European and international obligations to give protection to people in need.

For more information:

  • IP/11/750 The European Asylum Support Office is now fully operational
  • MEMO/11/415 The European Asylum Support Office - Frequently Asked Questions
  • SPEECH/11/453 Commissioner Malmström's speech for the official inauguration of the European Asylum Support Office

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