illegal migrants

    • Spain with new record in migrant arrivals in 2018

      Spain with new record in migrant arrivals in 2018

      Spain has become in 2018 main gateway into Europe for irregular immigration from Africa, far surpassing Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta, El Pais reported on Wednesday, quoting data by the International Organization for Migration (OIM). According to figures, the year has set a new record in Spain for migrant arrivals by sea, with number of deaths in the Mediterranean also reaching a new high.

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    • Managing migration to further lessen irregular arrivals number

      Managing migration to further lessen irregular arrivals number

      Ahead of December European Council, the Commission last Tuesday called on Member States and the European Parliament to consolidate the significant progress made by adopting the outstanding reform proposals, the EU press service reported. The EU's comprehensive approach on migration is delivering on all fronts: deeper cooperation with partner countries; better-protected external borders; and more effective tools to manage migration inside the EU.

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    • SIS adapted to new challenges

      SIS adapted to new challenges

      New alerts on unknown persons who are wanted in connection with serious crimes and terrorism proposed MEPs in the upgraded Schengen Information System that they backed on 24 October during the plenary session in Strasbourg. Indeed, they adopted three draft regulations that will bring up to date the Schengen Information System (SIS), vastly used for security and border management in Europe. Just in the last year, the system was used in 30 countries across Europe and was consulted 5.2 billion times.

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