About: safe countries of origin

Global Europe 01-07-2016

EU set to spend €62 billion on Africa to tackle migration

The EU has made significant funds available for a migration partnership with African countries, so that asylum seekers can be intercepted before they reach the bloc's external borders. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Med & South 19-01-2016

Germany seeks to limit migration from North Africa

Germany wants to limit migration from North Africa by declaring Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia 'safe countries', officials from the ruling coalition said yesterday (18 January), cutting their citizens' chance of being granted asylum to virtually zero.

Global Europe 20-10-2015

Minor compromises to obtain Turkey’s cooperation are a price worth paying

There has been no general sacrifice of principle to get Turkey on board with the EU's refugee action plan, writes Sir Michael Leigh.

Just how safe is the EU ‘safe list’?

The inclusion of countries that persecute homosexuals on the “safe list” has led the German Greens to ask for infringement proceedings to be launched. EURACTIV’s partner Tagesspiegel reports.

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Commission’s proposal to put Turkey on ‘safe countries’ list under attack

Commission plans to put Turkey on a list of "safe countries", to which migrants can be quickly returned as they would not risk oppression, have run into opposition from several European nations, sources said on Thursday (8 October).

Commission details offer to Turkey to tackle refugee crisis

The EU has offered Turkey a plan under which it would resettle more refugees, but only if Ankara establishes new camps and boosts its coastguard to slow the flow of people to Europe, officials said on Tuesday (6 October).

Visegrad countries trigger crisis ahead of EU refugee summit

Meeting in Prague on Monday (21 September) the so-called Visegrad group – Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic – have once again rejected plans to redistribute asylum-seekers under a quota system proposed by the European Commission.