The EU Commission has released a new communication that looks at how migration can contribute to development. Entitled “Maximising the Development Impact of Migration”, the communication will provide the starting point for the EU’s position at a meeting on migration and development to be held in October. According to Andris Piebalgs, the EU Commissioner responsible for Development, “migration should be recognised as a driver of inclusive economic, social and environmental development” which is reflected in the EU Commission’s work with nearly €1 billion’s worth of migration-related projects have been put in place.
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Source: CONCORD EU Monitoring Newsletter from 23/05/2013