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EU-Morocco sign a new partnership to better manage mobility and migration

EU-Morocco sign a new partnership to better manage mobility and migration

The rich relationship between Morocco and the EU will extend to the area of migration and mobility with the signing today of the Mobility Partnership EU-Morocco.

The signature by EU Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. Saad El Din Otmani, and the Ministers responsible for migration of the nine EU Member States participating in the partnership (Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom) took place in Luxembourg, in the margins of the Justice and Home Affairs Council.

EU and Jordan - partnership on mobility and migration

EU and Jordan - partnership on mobility and migration

The EU and Jordan have today officially established a Mobility Partnership. EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, and the Ministers responsible for migration from the twelve EU Member States participating in this partnership signed a Joint Declaration establishing a framework for future cooperation in the field of migration and mobility.

Director-General Stefano Manservisi to Morocco

Director-General Stefano Manservisi to Morocco

Today Director General for Home Affairs Stefano Manservisi is meeting with high officials from Morocco in Rabat. Discussions will focus on the implementation of a new migration and asylum policy by Morocco and on support from the EU through the EU-Morocco Mobility Partnership.

Visa Facilitation with Morocco

Visa Facilitation with Morocco

Today the Commission proposed to the Council to open negotiations between the EU and Morocco on an agreement to facilitate the procedures for issuing short-stay visas. The action is taken in the context of the implementation of the Mobility Partnership signed in June this year.

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Return

In a general sense, the act or process of going back to the point of departure. This could be within the territorial boundaries of a country, as in the case of returning internally displaced persons (IDPs) and demobilised combatants, or between a host country (either transit or destination) and a country of origin, as in the case of migrant workers, refugees, asylum-seekers and qualified nationals. There are subcategories of return that can describe the way the return is implemented, e.g.

Mobility partnership

Provide the overall framework for managing various forms of legal movement between the EU and non-EU countries. Such partnerships are agreed with those non-EU countries committed to fighting illegal immigration and that have effective mechanisms for readmission.

Migration

The movement of a person or a group of persons, either across an international border (international migration), or within a State (internal migration). It is a population movement, encompassing any kind of movement of people, whatever its length, composition and causes; it includes migration of refugees, displaced persons, economic migrants and persons moving for other purposes, including family reunification.

In the EU context, a broader-term of an immigration and emigration, i.e. the action by which a person either:

Migrant

A broader-term of an immigrant and emigrant, referring to a person who leaves one country or region to settle in another, often in search of a better life.

Legal migration

Migration that occurs through recognised, authorised channels.

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