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Migration as a driver for development and wellbeing: IOM publishes recommendations for the Finnish EU Council presidency

IOM recommendations to Finland's EU presidency2.7.2019 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in recommendations released yesterday (01/07), encouraged the new Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) to advance a long-term EU budget that promotes orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration as key to sustainable development in countries of origin, transit and destination.  

“The Finnish Presidency will play an essential role in advancing the next long-term EU budget, which IOM recommends be designed to ensure that well-managed migration positively contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda,” said Ola Henrikson, IOM’s Regional Director for the EU, European Economic Area and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).