Current Challenges and Opportunities in harmonising asylum and migration and the role of civil society

06 Jul 2010
Europa Press Releases

Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner responsible for Home affairs made a speech in Brussels about the need for harmonising asylum and migration processes. She specifically mentions the 12,000 unaccompanied minors, many of whom do not request asylum. She mentioned that in its Action Plan – the Commission focussed on prevention, reception and durable solutions, which are key for this very vulnerable group. The best interest of the child should the guiding principle all through the actions taken in implementing the Plan.

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