Tuesday, 7 December 2010

More internal EU refugee relocations under new plan

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Source: Ecre

Eight refugees from Sudan and Somalia were relocated to Slovenia in the framework of the European Re-allocation for Malta (Eurema) pilot project. 255 individuals should benefit from this project according to the Maltese Home Affairs Ministry. Nine Member States, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the UK, participate in the project.

Each relocated refugees will receive courses on the culture and life in the country, as well as an ‘integration package’. The project is expected to finish next year.

Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced in the EU Council - Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) in September that the Commission will submit a proposal on solidarity and responsibility sharing within the EU, which would include the issue of relocation of refugees. This proposal will follow a feasibility study published in July 2010.
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