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Managing migration better in all aspects: A European Agenda on Migration

EU News 135/2015

Brussels, 13 May 2015

Today, the European Commission presented a European Agenda on Migration outlining the immediate measures that will be taken in order to respond to the crisis situation in the Mediterranean as well as the steps to be taken in the coming years to better manage migration in all its aspects.

The plight of thousands of migrants putting their lives in peril to cross the Mediterranean has shocked and it has become clear that no Member State can or should be left alone to address huge migratory pressures. This Agenda sets out a European response, combining internal and external policies, making best use of EU agencies and tools, and involving all actors: Member States, EU institutions, International Organisations, civil society, local authorities and third countries.

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Press conference by Frans Timmermans, Federica Mogherini and Dimitris Avramopoulos on Adoption of the Euopean Agenda on Migration. Dimitris Avramopoulos, on the left, Frans Timmermans and Federica Mogherini on the right. Date: 13/05/2015 Reference: P-028293/00-06 (C)EU, 2015 URL