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Welcome to the web site of the Latvian Contact Point of the European Migration Network!

The objective of the Network is to meet the information needs of Community institutions and of Member States’ authorities and institutions on migration and asylum, by providing up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum, with a view to supporting policymaking in the European Union in these areas.

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New EMN study published: Comparative overview of national protection statuses in the EU and Norway

EU asylum law determines that people who flee from persecution in their home country should be granted refugee status or subsidiary protection. If a person’s case does not meet all criteria for this type of protection, Member States can step in and offer national protection. The new European Migration Network (EMN) study provides an overview of national protection statuses since 2010 in the EU Member States and Norway, examining the protection grounds, procedures, key rights and content of protection of each type of status.

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REPORT ON MIGRATION AND ASYLUM IN LATVIA (2019)

The annual report on the migration and asylum in Latvia (2019) provides an overview of the most important and most significant implemented and planned changes in the migration and asylum policy.

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COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION

On April 16, 2020 European Commission has adopted guidance on the implementation of relevant EU provisions in the area of asylum and return procedures and on resettlement in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Action plan by European Commission to mitigate the effects of COVID-19

The European Commission’s decisions on actions to mitigate the effects of an emergency: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/health/coronavirus-response_en

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EMN Inform on Missing Unaccompanied Minors in the EU, Norway and the United Kingdom

The phenomenon of migrant children going missing has recently received increased attention from the media in several Member States and the European Parliament, an issue that has not yet been addressed in an effective manner, as reflected in several recent publications by international organisations and European NGO

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