Today, the EU Council agreed to extend the temporary protection for people fleeing Russia’s war in Ukraine until 4 March 2025.
The system provides immediate protection to displaced persons who can’t return to their country of origin.
The objective is to alleviate pressure on national asylum systems and to allow displaced persons to enjoy harmonised rights across the EU. These rights include: residence, access to the labour market and housing, medical assistance, social welfare assistance, and access to education for children.
The temporary protection mechanism was activated on 4 March 2022.
See the full announcement of the EU Council.