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Europe and Central Asia EU external relations

Amnesty International recommendations ahead of the 20 March Donors’ Conference for the people of Türkiye and Syria

On 20 March, the European Commission and the Swedish EU presidency will host a high-level conference in Brussels aimed at coordinating the response of international donors and raising funds for early recovery and relief efforts in both Türkiye and Syria. The conference will be attended by EU member...
Europe and Central Asia Asylum and migration

Special European Council Meeting 9-10 February – Time to address key challenges in migration in a sustainable and human rights-compliant manner

Amnesty International’s letter in view of the Special European Council meeting taking place on 9 and 10 February 2023, where EU leaders will discuss, amongst other issues, ways in which the EU can intensify its joint actions in the field of migration policy. Amnesty International would like...
Europe and Central Asia Asylum and migration

Latvia: Internal investigation claiming that asylum seekers have not suffered abuse on Belarus border “defies belief”

Following an announcement by the Latvian Internal Security Bureau (IDB) that their latest investigation found no evidence of human rights abuses by Latvian border guards against migrants and refugees at the Belarus border, Amnesty International’s Europe Researcher, Adriana Tidona, said: “Weeks...