Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Rapporteur Tineke Strik warns against resuming Dublin transfers to Greece

PACE rapporteur Tineke Strik today responded to the European Commission’s recommendation that in three months from now, European countries should resume transferring asylum seekers to Greece under the Dublin regulation. More

A rapid solution to Gaza's humanitarian crisis to ensuring stability in the Middle East

A rapid solution to Gaza's humanitarian crisis is essential to ensuring stability in the Middle East. Council of Europe member States, Israel and the Palestinian authorities should mobilise all efforts to alleviate the population. More

Protecting migrant and asylum-seeking minors is our obligation

Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE) "While travelling from their homes, in search of a secure environment, migrant children may become victims of some of the worst forms of violence", said Doris Fiala ahead of the European Day on the Protection of Children. More

PACE members to visit Vordernberg immigration detention centre

The committee is organising a visit to Vordernberg immigration detention centre in Austria on 15-16 November, as part of its ongoing programme of visits in Council of Europe member States. More

Promoting migrants in the labour market to overcome Europe’s “demographic winter”

Migration / meeting / Paris With the world’s lowest fertility and most ageing population, the countries of the Council of Europe need to develop “migration policies oriented towards the future, that attract qualified migrants”, the committee said. More

Committee calls for the protection of unaccompanied minors in Europe to be harmonised

Migration Committee called on European governments to improve the protection of unaccompanied migrant minors and to avoid them going missing. Accelerated asylum application procedures should be implemented. More