The European Migration Network held its 91st meeting of National Contact Points on 5 February in Brussels. The meeting was an opportunity to learn about the progress of relevant studies from the network as well as work from the Joint Research Centre on age assessment, asylum and integration.
Pressing migration concerns persist despite a drop in asylum seekers in parts of the EU. This is according to the Agency’s latest report on migration-related fundamental rights issues. While reviewing the situation over the past two years, it points to difficulties in border crossings and gaining asylum, inadequate reception conditions, protection gaps for unaccompanied children and immigration detention concerns.
The Agency’s Director, together with the Head of the Freedoms and Justice Department, took part in the Informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council Meeting in Sofia from 25 to 26 January, which was held under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.