After the developments in Burundi today, our first thoughts are with the citizens of the country – their security and safety is paramount and it is essential the situation does not spin out of control.
The European Commission presented a European Agenda on Migration outlining the immediate measures to respond to the crisis in the Mediterranean and steps to be taken in the coming years to better manage migration in all its aspects.
La Commission européenne a présenté un agenda européen en matière de migration décrivant les mesures immédiates pour faire face à la crise en Méditerranée et les actions à entreprendre au cours des prochaines années pour mieux gérer les migrations dans tous leurs aspects.
High Representative Federica Mogherini spoke to the UN Security Council in New York about the crisis of migrants in the Mediterranean on Monday 11th May. "We are here to share with you the urgent need to face the tragedies unfolding in the Mediterranean" she said. "We are here to act immediately and to act together. We need an exceptional response. The European Union is finally ready to take its own responsibilities: saving lives, welcoming refugees, addressing the root causes of the phenomenon, dismantling criminal organisations".