Joint EU Resettlement Programme

23-03-2011

Following the recent upheaval in North Africa, migration has become a hot topic in the EU, with continued disagreement between some Member States (MS) and the Commission. The ongoing events have resulted in increasing numbers of people in need of international protection. Therefore the Council is being urged to postpone no longer the establishment of the joint EU resettlement programme, proposed by the Commission in 2009 and supported by the European Parliament and major stakeholders.

Following the recent upheaval in North Africa, migration has become a hot topic in the EU, with continued disagreement between some Member States (MS) and the Commission. The ongoing events have resulted in increasing numbers of people in need of international protection. Therefore the Council is being urged to postpone no longer the establishment of the joint EU resettlement programme, proposed by the Commission in 2009 and supported by the European Parliament and major stakeholders.