The EU and the refugee crisis
In the last 2 years, Europe has experienced the greatest mass movement of people since the Second World War. More than 1 million refugees and migrants have arrived in the European Union, the large majority of them fleeing from war and terror in Syria and other troubled countries. The EU has agreed on a range of measures to deal with the crisis. These include trying to resolve the root causes of the crisis as well as greatly increasing aid to people in need of humanitarian assistance both inside and outside the EU. Steps are being taken to relocate asylum seekers already in the EU, resettle... people in need from neighbouring countries and return people who don’t qualify for asylum. The EU is improving security at borders with a new border and coast guard, tackling people smuggling and offering safe ways for people to legally enter the EU.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Communication (European Commission) Themes: Fundamental rights, Activities of the institutions and bodies
- Subject: EU Member State, EU migration policy, migration control, political asylum, refugee, right of asylum
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