International Organization for Migration (IOM)

13-05-2015

Migration has become a key concern for the European Union following the intense flows of asylum-seekers and other migrants: Frontex has reported 26 600 illegal border crossings in the first two months of 2015 alone and a sharp rise in deaths at sea, costing the lives of 1 829 victims so far. The European Parliament has repeatedly urged a holistic approach to migration, most recently in its resolution of 17 December 2014. There have also been calls to consolidate cooperation with key international partners, such as the International Organization for Migration.

Migration has become a key concern for the European Union following the intense flows of asylum-seekers and other migrants: Frontex has reported 26 600 illegal border crossings in the first two months of 2015 alone and a sharp rise in deaths at sea, costing the lives of 1 829 victims so far. The European Parliament has repeatedly urged a holistic approach to migration, most recently in its resolution of 17 December 2014. There have also been calls to consolidate cooperation with key international partners, such as the International Organization for Migration.