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European Parliament Plenary Session March I 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the plenary session is limited to two days, with a revised agenda. Members will hear Council and Commission statements on the migration situation at the Greek-Turkish border, and the EU response, where weaknesses in the Dublin system of international protection applications are likely once again to come to the fore. Continue reading

Public opinion and EU action on migration and border management: exploring the expectations gap

Written by Clare Ferguson, EU action on migration and the subsequent pressures on the Schengen area of free movement is of great interest to European citizens. The European Parliament, the only directly elected EU institution, recently commissioned a Eurobarometer survey to find out how citizens perceived EU action on migration and border management. Identifying the … Continue reading

The Establishment of an EU Entry/Exit System

Written by Hubert Dalli, This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above Commission proposals, submitted on 6 April 2016 and referred to Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Between 2002 and 2011 the European Commission issued a … Continue reading

Progress on European defence to be evaluated by the European Council

Written by Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig Against the backdrop of the long-term decline in European defence budgets, the deteriorating security context just beyond Europe’s borders and the worsening relationship with Russia have been seen as providing a wake-up call to European leaders regarding the necessity to adapt the EU’s foreign and security policy to the new challenges … Continue reading

First measures of the European Agenda on Migration

Written by Anita Orav The unprecedented influx of migrants on the EU’s southern borders, and the large numbers of tragic deaths of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean irregularly, has brought home the need for more effective management of migration to deal with the current situation. Gathered at the special meeting of the European Council … Continue reading

European defence cooperation – State of play and thoughts on an EU army

Written by Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig The recent comments by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, welcoming the eventual creation of an EU army in the long run, have sparked a wide debate across European capitals and the expert community. If for some the possibility of an EU army represents an illusion that may distract EU Member States from dealing with the real … Continue reading

EU legal framework on asylum and irregular immigration ‘on arrival’

Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva With asylum-seekers and immigrants still dying off the shores of European Union Member States, EU asylum and migration policies are high on the political agenda. The newly completed Common European Asylum System and the many pieces of legislation on irregular immigration at EU level have not succeeded in stopping further tragedies … Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: AMIF, the EU Fund devoted to asylum and migration issues

Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso. In a context of increasing challenges in the policy area of home affairs, the European Parliament has, on many occasions, called for an integrated EU approach to migration, asylum and external borders, endowed with sufficient resources as well as appropriate tools to handle emergency situations. The Treaty on the Functioning of … Continue reading

Frontex and surveillance of the EU’s external sea borders

In recent years, EU Member States have been confronted with increasing numbers of irregular migrants travelling on overloaded and/or unseaworthy boats across the Mediterranean Sea. In order to limit the growing numbers of fatalities, with hundreds of lives being lost, the EU and its Member States have sought to improve surveillance at the EU’s external … Continue reading

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