EPIM Policy Update January 2015

EPIM Policy Update January 2015

The January 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online.

EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses have the aim of supporting the advocacy work being done by organisations engaged in EPIM by providing information on a range of recent EU-level policy-making, legislation and jurisprudence relevant to EPIM’s three focus areas:

(1) Asylum seekers
(2) Undocumented Migrants
(3) Equality, integration and social inclusion of vulnerable migrants.

This edition’s special focus is dedicated to the terrorist attacks at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and its possible consequences for EU policies in the field of migration, border controls and cooperation with third countries.

Other key highlights of this Policy Update include:

  • The latest UNHCR report on worrying numbers of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people;
  • A selection of ECJ judgments in the field of asylum and undocumented migrants;
  • ECRE’s recommendations for the transposition of EU Recast Asylum Procedures Directive;
  • The EU response to the smuggling of migrants in Europe;
  • The final report of the joint police operation Mos Maiorum, leaked by the NGO StateWatch;
  • Eurostat statistics on the acquisition of EU citizenship;
  • and upcoming events at EU level.