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Justice and Home Affairs Council: Main results

EU News 247/2015

Council of the European Union

The Council adopted a decision establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and Greece.

This decision establishes a temporary and exceptional relocation mechanism over two years from the frontline member states Italy and Greece to other member states. It will apply to 40 000 persons in clear need of international protection who have arrived or are arriving on the territory of those member states as from 15 August 2015 until 16 September 2017.

Home affairs ministers were debriefed by a number of EU and United Nations agencies on the latest information on migratory flows and the situation on the ground.

Ministers were also informed about the progress made in implementing the most recent EU measures and heard a presentation by the Commission on its new proposals on migration.

The presidency drew up a set of conclusions establishing a further course of action for dealing with the current migration crisis.

Source and additional information:

From; Highlights of the extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council on the refugees crisis on 14 September 2015, in Brussels (C)EU, 2015 URL