Outcome of the extraordinary European Council of 23 April 2015

13-05-2015

At a special meeting on migration on 23 April 2015, the European Council committed to four priorities: strengthening the EU's presence at sea, fighting traffickers in accordance with international law, preventing illegal migration flows, and reinforcing internal solidarity and responsibility. This is based on a 10 point action plan on migration, agreed to jointly by the foreign and home affairs ministers at their meeting on 20 April 2015 in Luxembourg. The meeting followed the invitation of European Council President Donald Tusk, after the tragic events on the 19 April 2015 when 800 people died off the coast of Libya trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe

At a special meeting on migration on 23 April 2015, the European Council committed to four priorities: strengthening the EU's presence at sea, fighting traffickers in accordance with international law, preventing illegal migration flows, and reinforcing internal solidarity and responsibility. This is based on a 10 point action plan on migration, agreed to jointly by the foreign and home affairs ministers at their meeting on 20 April 2015 in Luxembourg. The meeting followed the invitation of European Council President Donald Tusk, after the tragic events on the 19 April 2015 when 800 people died off the coast of Libya trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe