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    • Justice and Home Affairs
    In the wake of the extraordinary JHA Council devoted to the refugee crisis, Jean Asselborn appeals not to exclude the countries of Višegrad

    The Luxembourg Minister for Immigration and Asylum Jean Asselborn appealed not to exclude the countries of Višegrad, while emphasizing solidarity, in an interview with German ZDF Television of September 15, 2015. "Effort should be made to engage them and encourage them to promote solidarity", he said, in the wake of an extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) convened by the Luxembourg Presidency to find a response to the unprecedented scale of the refugee crisis.

    • Council Meeting · Interviews
    • Justice and Home Affairs
    Refugee crisis – In several interviews published prior to the JHA Council, Jean Asselborn appealed for

    In a series of interviews published in Le Figaro, the Luxemburger Wort and the Tageblatt on 14 September 2015, the Luxembourg Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Jean Asselborn, reported on the refugee crisis. The subject is on the programme of the Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA), which he will chair on 14 September.

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    • Justice and Home Affairs

    On 10 September 2015, the French daily "Le Monde" published an interview which journalist Jean-Pierre Stroobants, from the paper's European Bureau in Brussels, conducted with Jean Asselborn, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. In this interview, the minister states his position on the refugee crisis and the challenges that it raises within the EU and its Member States. We are translating the article in its entirety with the kind permission of "Le Monde".

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    • Justice and Home Affairs
    On the airwaves of Bel RTL and 100.7 fm, Xavier Bettel explained the mediating role which the Luxembourg Presidency wishes to play in the EU regarding the migration crisis

    In two interviews, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, set out the "mediating role" which Luxembourg, in its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, wishes to play in the EU which is faced with a huge influx of refugees, "people who are leaving everything behind in order to survive, and who are risking their lives to do so", as the Prime Minister pointed out. "Luxembourg is coordinating" the response to the situation; Luxembourg is seeking to "bring people together around the table" explained the Prime Minister.

  • Updated 15-07-2015