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500 Albanians repatriated in 2016

Thirty Albanian nationals were today deported on a state flight to their country of origin. The people concerned are foreign ...

News item | 20-05-2016 | 11:14

Security and Justice Inspectorate: “Improving the process of identifying asylum seekers”

During recent months the process of identifying asylum seekers did not take place meticulously. This is apparent from an ...

News item | 18-05-2016 | 15:32

Minister Dijkhoff speaks to Greek colleagues about EU-Turkey agreements

Today Minister Dijkhoff is visiting Greece to discuss progress on implementation of the EU-Turkey agreements. He will meet Greek ...

News item | 26-04-2016 | 17:48

The number of asylum applications received last week came to approximately 300

The number of asylum applications received last week came to approximately 300. The applications comprised first-time asylum ...

News item | 19-04-2016 | 15:08

Past week's asylum flow was around 400

The influx of asylum seekers over the past week, consisting of initial asylum applications, repeat asylum applications and family ...

News item | 12-04-2016 | 10:10

‘Member states must deploy more personnel to Greece’

Following a visit to Athens on Saturday, foreign minister Bert Koenders said that EU member states must do more to help Greece ...

News item | 11-04-2016 | 13:41

EU ministers visit Greece and Turkey

Six EU ministers will visit Greece and Turkey on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to discuss the refugee issue. The trip is an ...

News item | 11-04-2016 | 10:13

Influx of asylum seekers last week around 300

News item | 05-04-2016 | 14:09

First Greek return to Turkey; first Syrians from Turkey to the Netherlands

For the first time since the agreements between the EU and Turkey, Syrians and other irregular migrants returned today from ...

News item | 04-04-2016 | 10:33

Separate austere reception for disruptive asylum seekers

State Secretary Dijkhoff (Security and Justice) intends to create a separate austere reception facility for disruptive asylum ...

News item | 31-03-2016 | 14:40