The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, an exercise in eroding the right to seek asylum, is set to become law 
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The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, an exercise in eroding the right to seek asylum, is set to become law 

Three years and a half after its presentation in September 2020 by the European Commission, the adoption process of the no-longer-so New Pact on Migration and Asylum is finally nearing its end. Members of Parliament (MEPs) adopted last Wednesday, 10th April, six regulations constituting the EU Pact, as well as two recast directives and a…

How the political agreement on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum fails the solidarity and human rights test
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How the political agreement on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum fails the solidarity and human rights test

A political agreement was found on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum on 19  December after intense weeks of trilogues. The worrying outcome weakens considerably the European asylum system instead of addressing its shortcomings. If adopted, the 5 regulations of the Pact will in summary, create more walls, lower protection and fundamental rights standards and…

Upholding the right to asylum and ensuring unconditional solidarity with all people on the move
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Upholding the right to asylum and ensuring unconditional solidarity with all people on the move

SOLIDAR has a diverse membership of over 50 civil society organisations based in 26 countries. Our member organisations include popular education associations, trade unions, independent think tanks, migrant-led organisations working to advance social justice through a just transition. One aspect of our vision for social justice is a governance of migration based on the respect of fundamental rights and solidarity,…

EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Member States’ recent agreement is a severe blow back to protection standards in Europe
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EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Member States’ recent agreement is a severe blow back to protection standards in Europe

On Thursday 8th June, the Council of the European Union (the Council) led by the Swedish presidency reached an agreement on two files of the EU Pact of Migration and Asylum: the Asylum and Migration Management Regulation (AMMR) and the Asylum Procedures Regulation (APR). Trialogues have been open as those files need to be discussed…

EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Parliament votes to enhance rights for ‘’economic’’ migrants, but progress on protection files is much more timid
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EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Parliament votes to enhance rights for ‘’economic’’ migrants, but progress on protection files is much more timid

The past week from 17th to 21th April, the European Parliament adopted positions on several important files under the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum. This marks the beginning of interinstitutional negotiations with Member States in the Council of the EU to find a compromise on the texts. On so-called ‘’legal migration’’ initiatives, rights of…