The European Commission reported on the progress made over the past 4 years and set out the measures still required to address immediate and future migration challenges.
For 3 consecutive years, arrivals figures have been steadily falling, and current levels are a mere 10% of what they were at their peak in 2015. In 2018, around 150,000 irregular crossings were detected across EU external borders. But the fact that the number of irregular arrivals has been reduced is no guarantee for the future, considering the likely continuation of migratory pressure. It is therefore essential to pursue a comprehensive approach to migration management and border protection.
For more information
- Press release: The European Agenda on Migration: EU needs to sustain progress made over the past 4 years
- Communication – Report on the Implementation of the European Agenda on Migration
- Factsheet: A step-change in migration management and border security: a timeline
- Factsheet: Facts matter: Debunking myths about migration
- Factsheet: Migration: Immediate measures needed
- Factsheet: EU Actions along the Western Mediterranean Route
- Factsheet: EU Actions along the Central Mediterranean Route
- Publication date
- 6 March 2019