Europe

Wednesday 13 December 2017

EU Migration: Time for an ambitious human rights-based agenda

 

On 14 and 15 December EU Heads of State are expected to discuss the internal and external dimension of the EU’s migration policy. Instead of proposing policies that represent only the lowest common denominator between member states, the EU should put forward a principled agenda that addresses migration in both a humane and effective way. European leaders should leverage the attention to migration and displacement to promote global policies that are deeply embedded in a strong human-rights agenda. 

 

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Monday 11 December 2017

ROHINGYA CRISIS: Save the Children urges EU to adopt six-point plan

Two-year-old Muhammad Zalal* outside his tent. He fled Myanmar with his family when their village was attacked.

They are now living in a makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.

 

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Monday 20 November 2017

Ambitious vision lacking in EU’s 2018 budget, say NGOs

In the early hours of Saturday 18th November, after 16 hours of negotiations, the EU Member States and the European Parliament struck a deal on the EU’s budget for 2018. Finance Ministers rejected the European Parliament’s proposal to increase external spending and agreed to limit funding at €9.57 billion, a decrease of €868 million, or 8%, below the final 2017 budget, with €256m left unallocated in the margin.

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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Increased EU development aid must reach those most in need, NGOs say

The European Parliament has shown its support for the fight to end extreme poverty, by voting to increase funds for humanitarian and development aid in the EU’s 2018 budget.

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Thursday 19 October 2017

Save the Children statement on today’s ruling in the EU Parliament Committee to reform the Dublin Regulation

Today’s move by the European Parliament is an important first step in reforming a system that has left far too many vulnerable children and families stranded in countries like Greece and Italy and left them unable to re-join their families, friends and communities elsewhere in Europe.

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