10 September 2015
Ahead of the Extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting of 14 and 15 September 2015, ECRE urges EU Member States and institutions to take decisive action to address what is primarily a refugee crisis, not only a migration phenomenon. The vast majority of those arriving in Southern and Central Europe come from conflict zones like Syria, Iraq, Eritrea or Afghanistan. ECRE urges Member States to take a comprehensive approach based on solidarity and respect for fundamental rights instead of the current piecemeal approach that risks encouraging a ‘race to the bottom’ in standards of protection.
Read the full version of ECRE Memorandum to the Extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting of 14 September 2015.