Refugee crisis: a Communication from the EC


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Migration: Progress on priority actions and call for urgent action

Ahead of the February European Council the Commission assesses progress on EU migration priority actions. Important building blocks have been put in place and some progress has been achieved. But much more needs to be done urgently.

The most severe refugee crisis since the Second World War, with over 60 million refugees or internally displaced people across the globe, requires a radical strengthening of the EU migration system and a coordinated European response.

Over the last six months, the European Commission has worked for a swift, coordinated European response, tabling a series of proposals designed to equip Member States with the tools necessary to better manage the large number of arrivals.

The Commission today assesses progress and points out the need to step-up the implementation of the agreed European response, striking the balance between responsibility and solidarity.

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