(06 March 2019) – The European Commission is today taking stock of ‘progress’ made over the past 4 years and setting out the measures still required to address immediate and future migration challenges.
For three consecutive years, arrivals figures have been steadily falling, and current levels are a mere 10% of what they were at their peak in 2015. 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.
The most pressing issues that require further work are:
• Support to Morocco.
• Improving the appalling conditions in Libya.
• Migration management in Greece.
• Temporary arrangements for disembarkation.