City Bar Supports European Migration Agenda

The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on European Affairs recently wrote a letter supporting European Council conclusions adopting provisional measures and urging the adoption by the Council and European Parliament of European Commission proposals to develop a broad and coherent European Migration Agenda. The letter recommends that all EU Member States and others accept responsibility for relocation and resettlement of those asylum applicants who are most vulnerable. Further, the letter recommends that additional proposals be elaborated by the European Commission to continue seeking solutions to the complicated issues affecting the EU, its Member States, citizens in local communities throughout Europe, and the people who have arrived in the EU by whatever means fleeing desperate conditions in their home states and who are in greatest need of protection of their basic legal and social rights. The letter can be read here: