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State of play: European Agenda on Migration

14/10/2015

The Commission has today adopted a Communication to the European Council describing the State of Play of the implementation of the priority actions under the European Agenda on Migration.

Concerning operational measures, the Communication mentions the progress made on the hotspots in Greece and Italy, the first relocations of asylum seekers, as well as return flights for irregular migrants with no right to stay. It also talks about preparations for resettlement of people in need of international protection directly from third countries. The first Syrian refugees have already been resettled to Italy, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein.

Member States are asked to send national experts to support the work in the hotspots, notify the Commission of their reception capacities, and identify the national contact points for relocations with Greece and Italy as well as for resettlement.

In terms of budgetary support, the Commission has already proposed amendments to its 2015 and 2016 budgets, boosting the resources devoted to the refugee crisis by €1.7 billion. This means that the Commission will spend €9.2 billion in total on the refugee crisis in 2015 and 2016. Member States must now deploy national spending to match. The Commission is still waiting for a large number of Member States to match EU funding for the UNHCR, World Food Programme, the EU Regional Trust Fund for Syria and the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

Member States must also ensure proper implementation of EU law. The Common European Asylum System is based on helping people in need of international protection and returning migrants who have no right to stay on EU territory. These rules have to be properly applied. The Commission has not yet received replies to the 40 letters it sent to Member States in September, in addition to the 34 already pending cases, on potential or actual infringements of EU asylum legislation on 23 September.

The Commission is also working intensely with Greece to ensure that its reception capacities are improved, and that conditions will be met for the reinstatement of Dublin transfers to Greece. Regarding the temporary reintroduction of border controls by Germany, Austria and Slovenia, the Commission will continue to closely monitor the situation, and believes that full implementation of the priority actions will allow a return to a fully functioning Schengen system in the months to come.

The external dimension is key to tackling the root causes of current migratory and refugee flows to the EU. Additional financing and diplomatic efforts are part of the solution.

For more information:

  • Communication on managing the refugee crisis: State of Play of the Implementation of the Priority Actions under the European Agenda on Migration pdf - 376 KB [376 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) and its annexes:
    • Annex 1 pdf - 377 KB [377 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) : Follow-up of priority actions State of Play as of 14 October 2015
    • Annex 2 pdf - 253 KB [253 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) : Greece – State of Play report from 11 October 2015
    • Annex 3 pdf - 258 KB [258 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) : Italy – State of Play report from 11 October 2015
    • Annex 4 pdf - 255 KB [255 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) : Greece – Identified ‘hotspots’
    • Annex 5 pdf - 280 KB [280 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) : Italy: Identified ‘hotspots’
    • Annex 6 pdf - 221 KB [221 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) : Implementing the Common European Asylum System
    • Annex 7 pdf - 136 KB [136 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) : Member States' financial pledges since 23 September 2015, EUR m
    • Annex 8 pdf - 332 KB [332 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) : Financial Support to Member States under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Internal Security Fund
    • Annex 9 pdf - 257 KB [257 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) : The functioning of the EU–Pakistan Readmission Agreement 2012-2014
  • IP/15/5839: Refugee Crisis: European Commission reports on progress in implementation of priority actions
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