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Prizadevanja za spodbujanje resnične solidarnosti v okviru prave evropske migracijske politike

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Opinion Number: CDR 5728/2014
Rapporteur: DECOSTER François
Commission: CIVEX
Status: Adopted
Date: 04/12/2014
 
To stress the need for a definition and active application of the principles of solidarity and shared responsibility in the European migration and asylum policy;
To stress that the strengthening of border controls cannot take precedence over the obligation to save lives and respect human rights;
To stress the role local and regional authorities can play in the creation of safe and legal migration ways into Europe and in the integration of migrants;
To present the potential benefits of a cooperation between local authorities in the EU and in countries of origin and transit of the migrants.
THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS



- stresses the need for an active application of the principles of solidarity and shared responsibility in the European migration and asylum policy;

- suggests that solidarity should be the cardinal principle in shaping the future EU migration policy, considering the approach towards migrants and between all the levels of government;

- stresses that the strengthening of border controls cannot take precedence over the obligation to save lives and respect human rights or over the right to seek asylum in the EU;

- suggests paying attention to increasing the synergies between the various bodies and systems set up to date for example Frontex, SIS II and EUROSUR, operating within the framework of migration and the movement of persons and, in terms of security, EUROPOL and EUROJUST, working to prevent and eradicate the criminal offences associated with illegal transits;

- encourages the further development of dialogue and cooperation with third countries of origin and transit of migratory flows;

- points out that all levels of government through the Union should share responsibility for the reception and integration of refugees and migrants, and for improving inter-regional cooperation, coordination and solidarity through the introduction of a responsibility-sharing mechanism between the European Union, Member States, regions and local authorities;

- stresses the role local and regional authorities can play in the creation of safe and legal migration ways into Europe and in the integration of migrants in setting-up concrete measures of exchange of good practice as well as information on migration flows between local and regional authorities;

- encourages the cooperation between EU institutions and organisations such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and assemblies such as the CoR's Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) in order to identify solutions to the management of migration flows.

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European Commission

Orientation debate in the College of Commissioners on the European Agenda for Migration

 
03 Mar
 

Rapporteur's activities

Participation of the rapporteur in the first meeting of the new European Migration Forum in Brussels.

 
25 Jan
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting of the rapporteur with the EESC rapporteur, Mr Pariza Castaños.

 
19 Jan
 

CoR Plenary Session

Opinion is adopted at the CoR plenary session

 
03 Dec
 

European Parliament

Meeting with MEP Cecilia Wikström to discuss the opinion and to discuss a possible visit of her to Calais.

 
02 Dec
 

CoR Commission activity

Debate on the draft opinion in the CoR CIVEX commission meeting

 
16 Nov
 

European Presidency

Rapporteur participates in the Fundamental Rights Conference (focus on migration), organised by Fundamental Rights Agency in collaboration with the Italian Presidency in Rome (IT)

 
09 Nov
 

Rapporteur's activities

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)

 
14 Oct
 

Council

Justice and Home Affairs Council adopts its conclusions on''Taking action to better manage migratory flows''

 
08 Oct
 

CoR Plenary Session

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

 
06 Oct
 

CoR Commission activity

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"

 
21 Sep