Europe

Tuesday 16 October 2018

New report highlights alarming lack of oversight of Afghan child returns from Europe

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Proposed EU development budget increase won’t help to fight poverty

Today, EU member states have published their position on the 2019 EU budget. While they propose a spending increase of 10 percent for the EU’s external policies compared to this year’s budget, governments are focusing on the wrong issues, Oxfam, Save the Children, DSW and IPPF EN say. The organizations argue a strong focus on human development is needed to counter increasing inequalities and make sure no one is left behind.

The alliance of five organisations working on development and humanitarian aid said:

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Friday 29 June 2018

EU fails to set a clear direction on much needed asylum reform: Save the Children

Karen Mets, Save the Children’s Senior Advocacy Adviser in Brussels said:

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Thursday 14 June 2018

New EU reception conditions directive step forward in protecting children

Today the European Parliament, Council and Commission provisionally agreed on a new reception conditions directive as part of the Common European Asylum System. The directive sets out the standards for reception of asylum-seekers all EU member states should achieve. It is key to ensure that asylum-seeking children are safe and protected as soon as they arrive.

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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Protecting people across borders - NGO statement ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit of 17 May 2018

On Thursday 17 May, EU Heads of State are meeting their counterparts from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo) to discuss cooperation in several areas, including migration and security. Following increased arrivals of refugees and migrants to both the Western Balkans and the EU, the issue of border control has gained prominence, resulting in more investments and cooperation agreements between the EU and Western Balkan countries.

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