Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Migration: humanitarian winter plan for the Greek islands urged

Petra De Sutter (Belgium, SOC) called upon the Greek Government to hear the repeated call of the NGOs and respond with a plan for this winter to relieve the Greek islands of Samos, Lesbos and Chios. More

Doris Fiala: ‘too many migrant children are still being detained in unacceptable conditions’

"Today is Universal Children’s Day, a day on which we celebrate the UN Convention which reminds us that children are first and foremost children, irrespective of the national, ethnic or any other status,” said Doris Fiala. More

Ahead of meeting with EU counterparts, rapporteur underlines suffering of migrants separated from their families

Ulla Sandbæk, rapporteur on family reunification for migrants and refugees, speaking ahead of a meeting with EU officials, has underlined the suffering that migrants can experience if they are separated from their families. More

Unaccompanied migrant children: a call for child-friendly age assessment procedures

UNICEF reports that some 170,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2015-2016, often having no identity documents. In order to offer them protection and assistance, it is necessary to determine their age. More

PACE launches Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies in Lisbon

PACE today in Lisbon launched the Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies, whose aim is to promote policy and legislative reforms regarding the role of diasporas in countries of origin and host societies. More

René Rouquet: 'make migration a win-win factor for host societies and countries of origin'

René Rouquet (France, SOC) “Migration is an opportunity for making our societies stronger and better adapting them to the challenges of the modern world,” said René Rouquet, Vice-President of the PACE, in Lisbon today in his opening speech. More