Migration and Home Affairs

Migration challenges: new initiatives for a comprehensive and rapid-response approach

Today, the Commission presented its initiatives for a more structured, comprehensive, rapid-response approach from the EU to the migration challenges in the Mediterranean. The Commission initiatives cover various aspects of migration such as strengthened border control and Schengen governance, better targeted legal migration, enhanced dissemination of best practices on integration, completion of the Common European Asylum System, and a strategic approach for relations with third countries on migration. These initiatives come in addition to the urgent short-term measures already taken by the Commission to deal with the migration situation in the Mediterranean and migration pressures on frontline Member States.

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Wednesday, 4 May, 2011