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Javaslat az Európai Határ- és Parti Őrségről szóló rendeletre

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Opinion Number: CDR 6213/2018
Rapporteur: 
Group: EPP (European People's Party)
Commission: CIVEX
Status: Adopted
Date: 06/02/2019
 
To highlight the multi-actor framework in which border management takes place and the role that the local and regional level can have within this framework;
to assess relevant aspects of the proposed enhancement of Frontex Agency´s competencies and increase of budget;
to stress the need for LRAs concerned to be properly involved in the exchange of information and the policy making in the area of border management.
THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

 recognises that the effective control of the EU's external borders is an important integral part of a comprehensive EU policy on migration, and in this context the proposed reinforcement of the European Border and Coast Guard may be necessary; underlines however, as stated in the recent CoR opinion on the asylum and migration fund, that the growth of financial and operational resources for border protection must be matched by corresponding efforts to enhance the other aspects of the EU's migration policy in order to guarantee a balanced approach;

 emphasises the fact that the temporary reintroduction of border controls at internal borders severely jeopardises the ability of neighbouring regions to cooperate with each other, and moreover has severe impacts on regional economies, and that therefore, effective external border controls are essential;

 recognises as necessary that obligations are laid on the Member States to contribute to the Agency's joint operations, but is concerned about the proposal to create a standing corps of up to 10 000 operational staff, as the deployment of national border guards and national staff to the Agency may result in a possible brain drain; underlines that the creation of such new structures must not place an additional burden on local and regional authorities, especially in border regions; or endanger the performance of tasks carried out at the external borders by existing national, regional or local structures, and therefore proposes a more realistic and gradual establishment of the standing corps in Annex I;

 stresses that an effective return policy is a key element of a comprehensive approach to migration and that the Agency must, therefore, be able to support Member States in the area of returns, in compliance with international and EU law, ensuring that the principle of non-refoulement is respected;

 stresses the multi-actor framework in which border management takes place and the role that the local and regional level can have within this framework, as reflected in Article 22. Notes, in this context, that the local and regional authorities concerned (such as those managing border and coastal regions) should be properly involved in the exchange of information, especially as regards the national coordination centres (Article 21) and in the preparation of national strategies for integrated border management (Article 8).

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VIsit to Frontex headquarters and meeting with Frontex Executive Director

 
22 Jan
 

Meeting with the EP Rapporteur Roberta Metsola

The Rapporteur met the EP Rapporteur for the EBCG Proposal Roberta Metsola (MT/EPP) to exchange views on their respective draft reports.

 
09 Jan
 

Meeting Rapporteur - DG HOME representatives

Rapporteur Magyar met the responsible high-level DG HOME officials in charge of the EBCG file to discuss the Proposal and exchange views on its concrete aspects.

 
19 Dec