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First Greek-Dutch shelter operational to receive unaccompanied minors

The first Greek-Dutch shelter for unaccompanied minors on the Greek main land became operational the end of September. The Greek ...

News item | 01-10-2020 | 14:00

Minister Broekers-Knol to receive Greek Minister for Migration

On Thursday 10 September, Ankie Broekers-Knol, the Minister for Migration, will be receiving Giorgos Koumoutsakos, the Greek ...

News item | 09-09-2020 | 08:01

Time out for problem asylum seekers

In future, problem-causing asylum seekers will be given a time out. In such cases, the asylum seekers causing problems will have ...

News item | 01-07-2020 | 13:18

Reception facilities and guardianship formally confirmed in partnership with Greece

This Thursday, Minister for Migration Ankie Broekers-Knol and her Greek colleagues Giorgos Koumoutsakos (Migration and Asylum) ...

News item | 18-06-2020 | 09:50

First thousand files from Immigration and Naturalisation Service backlog closed

Over the past two months, about 1,000 files from the backlog incurred by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- ...

News item | 03-06-2020 | 13:38

Higher levels of theft and non-compliance with house rules among asylum seekers last year

2019 saw a 30% rise in the number of incidents in asylum seeker centres reported by the Central Agency for the Reception of ...

News item | 13-05-2020 | 09:43

The Netherlands and Greece join forces to improve reception of foreign minors

The Netherlands and Greece are forging a partnership for the purpose of improving the reception and protection of unaccompanied ...

News item | 07-05-2020 | 09:27

National coordination meeting emphasises urgent need for additional reception capacity for asylum seekers

At the national coordination meeting on migration and integration (Landelijke Regietafel Migratie en Integratie, LRT) that took ...

News item | 04-03-2020 | 11:15

Stricter regime for asylum seekers causing nuisance

From now on, asylum seekers who cause serious nuisance will be housed in an Enforcement and Supervision Location (HTL) in ...

News item | 18-12-2019 | 12:01

National coordination meeting: new reception centres needed

More capacity is needed for the reception of asylum seekers. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) is ...

News item | 08-11-2019 | 10:45