Eastern Mediterranean - Western Balkans route conference, 08/10/2015

Council of the EU
  • Council of the EU
  • 08/10/2015
  • 18:00
  • Luxembourg

Main results

The conference focused on the important increase in the number of migrants coming from the Middle East through the Western Balkan route, with the aim to enhance engagement among all partners, increasing solidarity and ensuring an orderly management of refugee and migration flows.

EU ministers for home affairs and ministers for foreign affairs met with their counterparts from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and the Western Balkans. The associated countries, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland also attended. Representatives from UNHCR, International Organisation for Migration, World Food Program, and EU agencies Frontex and EASO presented the situation on the ground.

The high-level conference adopted a declaration.

Last reviewed on 13/10/2015