Day of intercession in memory of those who have died at the borders of the EU 2013

Together with Christians in other European countries, in our intercessions on a Sunday around 20 June 2013 we remember in particular migrants and refugees who have died on their way to seek a life of human dignity in Europe. We deplore the lethal consequences of sealing off the external borders of the European Union. This is taking place throughincreasingly sophisticated technical systems of border protection, through...English, German , Spanish

************

Statement on the Partnership Principle in the EU Asylum and Migration Fund

In November 2011, the European Commission published a set of legislative proposals on EU funding in the area of Home Affairs for the period 2014-2020, which are currently being discussed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission. As part of these proposals, an Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF) will be created, which will play an important role in financing activities addressing the needs of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants...read more

************

EU Seasonal Migrant Workers’ Directive

EU Seasonal Migrant Workers’ Directive: Ensure effective equal treatment

In view of the on-going trialogue on the European Commission’s proposed directive on "conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of seasonal employment", CCME and a coalition of NGOs active on migration (see logos above) recall the need to guarantee a uniform and extensive sets of labour rights for third-country workers across the EU.

We warmly welcome and strongly support measures under discussion to create clear working and housing standards in seasonal work and reduce exploitation risks, while helping to meet labour…read more

************

SYRIA REFUGEE CRISIS – EU SHOULD DO MORE

To date, over 620,000 refugees have fled to neighbouring countries and North Africa to escape the bloody conflict that has so far left at least 60,000 people dead, according to United Nations figures. At least two million others in Syria have been displaced from their homes. Civilians in Syria are bearing the brunt of violations of...read more

************