About: Asylum seekers

UN official ‘concerned’ about denial of access to asylum procedures in Croatia

The Croatian government must ‘urgently’ address reports suggesting it is denying access to asylum procedures in the country, a high-ranking official from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) told EURACTIV Croatia in an interview.
Central Europe 26-05-2017

Takács: Hungary is a successful member state

Just because Hungary has different ideas about issues like migration does not mean it should be perceived negatively. This is exactly why we are fed up, Szábolcs Takács told EURACTIV Czech Republic.
Development Policy 20-01-2017

German minister: ‘Morocco and Tunisia face a real threat of terrorism’

German Development Minister Gerd Müller does not want to hold North African countries hostage with aid cuts. He also insisted that hunger is a solvable issue, if the will is there. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Global Europe 10-03-2016

Philippe Lamberts: Europe’s governments have shown ‘unconscionable cowardice’ over migration crisis

If the French government had supported its German partners on the issue of refugees, the European response to the crisis would not have been a failure, according to Philippe Lamberts.
Global Europe 16-11-2015

Knaus: ‘Fences do not work’

The European Union cannot control the refugee influx without the cooperation of Turkey, Gerald Knaus, the President of European Stability Initiative think tank, told EURACTIV Poland.
Brexit 19-05-2015

Harlem Désir: ‘Refugee status is a competency of the member states’

The French Minister of State for European Affairs told EURACTIV that France is against the establishment of refugee quotas. He also suggested creating a European civic service. 
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