|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Communication|
|Series Title||Press Release|
|Series Details||IP/17/1882 (04.07.17)|
The Action Plan comprises a set of five areas:
+ saving lives;
The measures presented in this plan were the basis of discussions on immediate support for Italy that was scheduled to take place at the informal Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting on 6 July 2017.
This Action Plan followed a formal request for help from Italy on 28 June 2017, given the increasing number of migrants using the Central Mediterranean Route to enter Europe from northern Africa. On 2 July 2017, the Commissioner for Refugees met with the Interior Ministers of Italy, France and Germany to discuss a 'coordinated approach' to help Italy.
The European Commission set out on 4 July 2017 a series of measures to be taken by the EU institutions and agencies, Italy and the other Member States, in response to increasing pressure from migrants along the Central Mediterranean Route.
The European Commission welcomed the approval of the action plan by EU Member States at an Informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers (JHA) in Tallinn on the 6 July 2017
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Italy|