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   May 2020 Enterprise Europe Network Events disruption of resettlement operations. Member States as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have temporarily suspended resettlement operations. Preparatory activities should continue to the extent possible so that resettlement operations can resume smoothly. The Commission will continue to support Member States to fulfil their 2020 pledges and will grant flexibility in relation to the implementation period. Return Measures taken worldwide to contain the pandemic are having a significant effect on return. Despite the temporary disruption caused by the coronavirus, work on return procedures to third countries should continue, particularly on activities that can be carried out despite restrictive measures, to be ready for when return operations can be resumed. More than ever, voluntary returns should be prioritised, also because they present a lower health and safety risk. Frontex stands ready to assist Member States in organising air operations. Close cooperation and contacts with third countries on the identification, documentation and return of their nationals should also be maintained. As regards pre-removal detention, the temporary restrictions during the pandemic should not be interpreted as automatically leading to the conclusion that a reasonable prospect of removal no longer exists in all cases. The Commission invites Member States to examine each case individually to determine whether a reasonable prospect of removal still exists when deciding on appropriate action to take. 39   ONLINE EVENTS    n Registration Deadline: Sunday 10 May 2020  n Registration Deadline: Friday 29 May 2020 n Registration Deadline: Monday 7 September 2020 n Registration Deadline: June 2020 Location: Online B2Match platform The aim of the programme is to help organisations applying for the Energy Catalyst Round 8 to gain an understanding of the energy access issues in Zambia and for businesses to develop equitable partnerships between organisations interested in submitting an Energy Catalyst Application. n Registration Deadline: June 2020 The aim of the programme is to help organisations applying for the Energy Catalyst Round 8 to gain an understanding of the energy access issues in Malawi and for businesses to develop equitable partnerships between organisations interested in submitting an Energy Catalyst Application.    Registrations for all events are now open Registrations for all these online events are now open. For further information contact the Enterprise Europe Network London office at enterprise.europe@londonchamber.co.uk   


































































































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