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According to United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) estimates, the number of migrant children increased from 24 million in the 1990–2000 period to 36 million in 2020. In 2022 alone, some 35 200 children arrived in southern European countries. Of them, some 23 500 (67 %) were unaccompanied or had been separated from family members during the journey. A child may be unaccompanied or get separated for various reasons, including persecution of the child or parents; international conflict and civil war ...

World Refugee Day 2024

At a Glance 18-06-2024

In December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly designated 20 June as World Refugee Day, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Geneva Convention on to the Status of Refugees. It is a day to honour the courage of people who have been forced to flee their homes to escape conflict or persecution.

Study on Rare Diseases

Study 18-06-2024

There are around 36 million patients suffering from rare diseases in the EU. This in-depth analysis gives an overview of European actions for rare diseases to date and identifies opportunities and gaps for further EU level actions to improve diagnosis, care, and treatment for rare diseases. This document was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the Committee on Public Health (SANT).

At the constituent plenary sitting of the new parliamentary term (16-19 July 2024), the European Parliament will elect its 32nd President, to hold office for the first half of the 10th parliamentary term, until January 2026. The President has an important and increasingly visible function in the EU institutional and international setting, mirroring Parliament's influential role as shaper of EU policies and as co-legislator. This further updates an 'at a glance' note of January 2022.

East Asia

EU Fact Sheets 17-06-2024

As part of the wider Indo-Pacific, East Asia has vital geostrategic importance for the EU and is facing important challenges to the rules-based international order. The Indo-Pacific is undergoing rapid change, and as home to more than 50% of the world’s population it is becoming a key geostrategic region. Two thirds of the world’s container trade passes through the Indo-Pacific and its sea lanes are the main routes for trade and energy supplies. The EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific ...

The Treaties attach great importance to the creation of an area of freedom, security and justice. In 2009, several important new features were introduced: a more efficient and democratic decision-making procedure that comes in response to the abolition of the old pillar structure; increased powers for the Court of Justice of the EU; and a new role for national parliaments. Basic rights are strengthened by the legally binding Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Russia

EU Fact Sheets 17-06-2024

EU-Russia relations have been strained since 2014 because of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, support for separatist groups in eastern Ukraine, destabilisation policies in the neighbourhood, disinformation and interference campaigns and internal human rights violations. After Russia launched its unprovoked, unjustified and illegal war of aggression against Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the remaining political, cultural and scientific cooperation was suspended.

Central Asia

EU Fact Sheets 17-06-2024

The EU recognises the strategic importance of Central Asia, which links the huge Asian continent with Europe. In 2019, the EU updated its Central Asia strategy to focus on resilience (covering areas such as human rights, border security and the environment), prosperity (with a strong emphasis on connectivity) and regional cooperation. The EU and Central Asia have taken important steps through the EU Global Gateway to develop the Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor. Parliament highlights the importance ...

Southeast Asia

EU Fact Sheets 17-06-2024

As part of the wider Indo-Pacific, Southeast Asia has vital geostrategic importance for the EU and is facing relevant challenges to the rules-based international order. The Indo-Pacific is undergoing rapid change, and as home to more than 50% of the world’s population, it is becoming a key geostrategic region. Two thirds of the world’s container trade passes through the Indo-Pacific and its sea lanes are important routes for trade and energy supplies. The EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific ...

Public health

EU Fact Sheets 17-06-2024

Public health policy has recently taken centre stage in EU policymaking with the COVID-19 pandemic, Parliament making cancer one of its areas of focus and the push towards a stronger European Health Union. The European Health Union initiative addresses immediate and future health concerns, building resilience against cross-border health threats, implementing the Beating Cancer Plan, advancing the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe and enhancing digital health.