Parliamentary tracker : echoes from LIBE meeting of January 30-3124, 2017

by Luigi LIMONE (*) Summary : – Information systems and interoperability – 2009 Europol Data Breaches – Europol-Danemark Agreement – Amnesty Report on Hotspots in Italy – Residence Permits for Third Country Nationals – Trade framework Agreement with Turkey – LIBE delegations to the UN Summit on migration (2016) – Electorinc votes – Draft Report… Continue reading Parliamentary tracker : echoes from LIBE meeting of January 30-3124, 2017

Parliamentary tracker : echoes from LIBE meeting of January 23-24, 2017

by Luigi LIMONE (*) Summary: – Confirmation of Claude Moraes as Chairman of LIBE Committee – State of Roma integration in the EU – Collection of biometric data of illegally staying third-country nationals – Structured dialogue with Commissioneer Vera Jourova – Legal Service presentation of Tele2/SverigeAB ruling on data retention – EASO assesment on Turkey… Continue reading Parliamentary tracker : echoes from LIBE meeting of January 23-24, 2017

The final UK renegotiation deal: immigration issues

MY COMMENTS : Steve PEERS contribution is, as always, focused, and legally outstanding. It is interesting to note that in case of positive result of the UK referendum  it will be up to the EP to decide if, to preserve the UK “special” status, substantial amendments to the EU legislation on freedom of movement should… Continue reading The final UK renegotiation deal: immigration issues

INFORMAL MEETING OF MINISTERS OF JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS

Amsterdam, 25th – 26th January 2016 PROGRAMME (version 21-1-2016) Monday January 25   Home Affairs and Migration 09.00 – 10.45   Session I Home Affairs, Security (Counterterrorism) 11.15 – 12.15   Session II Home Affairs, Security (Counterterrorism) 12.15 – 12.30  Session III Home Affairs, Security (presentation cyber security) 13.00 – 14.30   Working lunch (EU and COMIX Ministers Home… Continue reading INFORMAL MEETING OF MINISTERS OF JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS

Some notes on the relations between UNSC Resolution 2240 (2015) fighting smugglers in Mediterranean and the EUNAVFOR Med “Sophia” operation

by Isabella Mercone  (Free Group Trainee – Original Version in Italian) INTRODUCTION On 9 October 2015, the Security Council of the United Nations adopted Resolution 2240 (2015), authorizing Member States to intercept vessels off  Libyan coast, suspected of migrant smuggling. The resolution was adopted in a short time, without much discussion and ahead of schedule,… Continue reading Some notes on the relations between UNSC Resolution 2240 (2015) fighting smugglers in Mediterranean and the EUNAVFOR Med “Sophia” operation

EU CITIZENS’ ACCESS TO BENEFITS: THE CJEU CLARIFIES THE POSITION OF FORMER WORKERS

Published on EU LAW ANALYSIS on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 by Steve Peers Today’s CJEU judgment in Alimanovic clarifies again the meaning of the EU law rules on the thorny issue of EU citizens’ access to benefits in another Member State. Like last year’s judgment in Dano (discussed here), it takes a more restrictive approach… Continue reading EU CITIZENS’ ACCESS TO BENEFITS: THE CJEU CLARIFIES THE POSITION OF FORMER WORKERS

La politique européenne d’asile : Strange fruit ? (II)

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON CDRE HERE  (10 SEPTEMBRE 2015)  par Henri Labayle,  II – Etat de crise Ouverte au lendemain de la publication de l’Agenda européen sur la migration (COM (2015) 240), la crise affectant la politique commune d’asile de l’Union est en réalité une crise beaucoup plus importante qu’on ne l’imagine, aux racines profondes. Elle… Continue reading La politique européenne d’asile : Strange fruit ? (II)

Les lourdes chaînes de Prométhée, réflexions critiques sur la Stratégie européenne de sécurité intérieure 2015 – 2020

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED HERE ON  23 JUIN 2015 par Pierre Berthelet, CDRE Le Professeur Panayotis Soldatos comparait il y a peu l’Union européenne à Prométhée enchaîné par les Etats membres. Ces réflexions mettant en évidence une construction européenne dépendante des États, « dont les élites politiques, écrit-il, se refusent à admettre la réalité de l’obsolescence de la souveraineté… Continue reading Les lourdes chaînes de Prométhée, réflexions critiques sur la Stratégie européenne de sécurité intérieure 2015 – 2020

STATEWATCH : the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean

Published on Statewatch  Key Analysis and Documents 1.   Statewatch Special Report: “War” to be declared on migrants: “Structured border zones” 2.   EU: Letter from Commissioner Avramopolous to Ministers with Annex 3.   EU: MED-CRISIS: Official statement on the launch of EUNAVFOR 4.   Statewatch Briefing: Coercive measures or expulsion: Fingerprinting migrants 5.   Statewatch Analysis: The EU’s Planned… Continue reading STATEWATCH : the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean

(DRAFT) COMMISSION STRATEGY ON EU IMMIGRATION POLICY

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS The following is a leaked draft of the Commission communication on the EU migration agenda which is due to be published on Wednesday 13th May.It might be changed before publication and may also be missing some text. _____________________________________________________________ Introduction Throughout history, people have migrated from one place to another.… Continue reading (DRAFT) COMMISSION STRATEGY ON EU IMMIGRATION POLICY