The opinion highlights the need for a new approach to EU migration policy, based on genuine solidarity, shared responsibility and stronger support for local and regional authorities that have to manage migratory flows on the frontline.
Orientation debate in the College of Commissioners on the European Agenda for Migration
Participation of the rapporteur in the first meeting of the new European Migration Forum in Brussels.
Meeting of the rapporteur with the EESC rapporteur, Mr Pariza Castaños.
Opinion is adopted at the CoR plenary session
Meeting with MEP Cecilia Wikström to discuss the opinion and to discuss a possible visit of her to Calais.
Debate on the draft opinion in the CoR CIVEX commission meeting
Rapporteur participates in the Fundamental Rights Conference (focus on migration), organised by Fundamental Rights Agency in collaboration with the Italian Presidency in Rome (IT)
Rapporteur exchanges views on the future opinion with representatives of the Unit for Immigration and Integration and the Unit for Asylum and relations with EASO of DG Home and with IOM (International Organisation for Migration)
Justice and Home Affairs Council adopts its conclusions on''Taking action to better manage migratory flows''
Rapporteur addresses a call to the Italian Secretary of State for EU affairs, Mr Gozi, for a genuine EU solidarity in the area of immigration policy
CIVEX commission President proposes to appoint Mr Francois Decoster (FR/ALDE) as a general rapporteur for the opinion on "The efforts to promote genuine solidarity on a real European migration policy"