Parliamentary Tracker : Establishing an EU migrants resettlement framework

by Luigi LIMONE (FREE Group trainee) Background Yesterday, the European Commission and the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, have diffused the 5th Report on the progress made under the Partnership Framework on Migration and implementation of measures to address the situation along the Central Mediterranean Route, in line with the Action Plan on measures to support… Continue reading Parliamentary Tracker : Establishing an EU migrants resettlement framework

Legislative Tracker : the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

by Beatrice FRAGASSO (Free-Group Trainee) The European Commission, on 16 November 2016, has put forward a proposal (COM(2016) 731, 16.11.2016, 2016/0357(COD)) establishing a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and amending Regulation (EU) (EU) 2016/399 (the ‘Schengen Borders Code’), (EU) 2016/794 and (EU) 2016/1624. This proposal is being negotiated as part of the Smart… Continue reading Legislative Tracker : the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

Humanitarian Visas: CJEU CASE C-638/16 PPU, X AND X – DASHED HOPES FOR A LEGAL PATHWAY TO EUROPE

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EUROPEAN LAW BLOG  ON MARCH 10, 2017 (NB: emphasis are added) By Margarite Zoeteweij-Turhan and Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf  On 7 March 2017, the CJEU announced its judgement in case C-638/16 PPU (X and X / Belgium) and dashed all hopes for an extensive interpretation of the EU Visa Code in the light of the EU Charter… Continue reading Humanitarian Visas: CJEU CASE C-638/16 PPU, X AND X – DASHED HOPES FOR A LEGAL PATHWAY TO EUROPE

Parliamentary Tracker: European and national parliaments debates on the (third) Reform of the Common European Asylum System (28-02-17)

NOTA BENE : THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL RECORDING  See the LIBE official page (with background documents – webstreaming) here                    by Luigi LIMONE (FREE Group trainee)                                        … Continue reading Parliamentary Tracker: European and national parliaments debates on the (third) Reform of the Common European Asylum System (28-02-17)

Parliamentary Tracker : a new episode of the EU-US visa waiver saga…

by Emilio De Capitani Yesterday March 2nd the European Parliament has adopted a resolution (see below ) by which it has set a deadline to the Commission to adopt a delegated act which will trigger the reciprocity mechanism with the US because it still  does not grant a visa waiver to all the EU citizens.… Continue reading Parliamentary Tracker : a new episode of the EU-US visa waiver saga…

Today’s Court (non) decision on the (non) EU “deal”(?) with Turkey..

by Luigi LIMONE (*) The General Court has declared today that it lacks jurisdiction to hear and determine the actions brought by three asylum seekers against the EU-Turkey statement which was concluded to resolve the EU “migration” crisis. On 18 March 2016, a statement setting out how the Member States of the EU and Turkey… Continue reading Today’s Court (non) decision on the (non) EU “deal”(?) with Turkey..

Establishing the European Border and Coast Guard: all-new or Frontex reloaded?

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS (NB emphasis are added) by Herbert Rosenfeldt, (Research Assistant and PhD candidate, University of Passau) Introduction Attending a birthday party at a remote checkpoint at the Bulgarian external border with Turkey does not sound like fun. Unless you are the adventurous type, you would probably hesitate to join in if… Continue reading Establishing the European Border and Coast Guard: all-new or Frontex reloaded?

Dublin ‘reloaded’ or time for ambitious pragmatism?

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON OMNIA WEBSITE (12/10/16) by Marcello Di Filippo, Associate Professor of International Law and Coordinator of the Observatory on European Migration Law, University of Pisa (Italy) (Click here  to hear Francesco Maiani’s (Swiss Member of the Odysseus Network) intervention at the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament on this issue – 4:10 –… Continue reading Dublin ‘reloaded’ or time for ambitious pragmatism?

Meijers Committee on EU latest proposals on “Dublin”, Eurodac and European Asylum Agency.

ORIGINAL DOCUMENT ACCESSIBLE HERE CM1609: Note on the proposed reforms of the Dublin Regulaton (COM (2016) 197), the Eurodac recast proposal (COM (2016) 272 fnal), and the proposal for an EU Asylum Agency (COM(2016)271 fnal) Comments on the Dublin recast proposal General observatons The Meijers Commitee would like to take this opportunity to comment on the… Continue reading Meijers Committee on EU latest proposals on “Dublin”, Eurodac and European Asylum Agency.

The Bratislava Declaration on migration: European irresponsibility instead of solidarity

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON OMNIA (Odysseus Network) SITE (27 Sep 2016) By Phillippe De Bruycker (ULB/EUI) & Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi (Max Weber Fellow, EUI) The Bratislava Declaration refers on two occasions to “the principles of responsibility and solidarity”. The basic idea is to “broaden EU consensus” by devising a “long term migration policy” on the basis of the two principles.… Continue reading The Bratislava Declaration on migration: European irresponsibility instead of solidarity