6 de maio de 2010

EUROPE: European Commission steps up protection for unaccompanied minors

06.05.2010 / News release

The European Commission has adopted an Action Plan to improve the protection of unaccompanied minors entering the EU. The plan stipulates common standards for guardianship and legal representation. (...)
The exact number of unaccompanied minors coming into Europe remains unknown. However, data from Eurostat indicate that in 2009, 10,960 unaccompanied minors filed applications for asylum in 22 Member States (excluding Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Poland and Romania), which represents an increase of 13 per cent compared to 2008 when there were 9,695 asylum applications.
The Action Plan is based on the following ten principles: read more here!

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