European Commission presents today reports on progress in the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries

Today, the European Commission will present its first progress report on the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries to more effectively manage migration together. Four months after the Commission proposed this new Framework under the European Agenda on Migration and its endorsement by the June European Council, which also called for its swift implementation, the EU’s new partnership approach with countries of origin and transit of migration is starting to yield results. The Partnership Framework is a forward-looking European approach to deepening cooperation with countries of origin, transit and destination. Since June, under the leadership of the High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini, EU institutions and EU Member States have jointly put substantial efforts into making this new approach a success. This new approach established a results-oriented approach to mobilise and focus all EU and Member States’ tools and resources for managing migration effectively and addresses short-term solutions to immediate migration pressure, as well as deeper investment to tackling the root causes of irregular migration has started with five priority countries: Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali and Ethiopia.