Migration and Home Affairs

Documents

Adopted legislation

General

16/12/2008 - Directive 2008/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals
19/02/2004 - Council Regulation (EC) No 377/2004 of 19 February 2004 on the creation of an immigration liaison officers network (amended by Regulation (EU) No 493/2011 of 5 April 2011)
25/11/2003 - Council Directive 2003/110/EC of 25 November 2003 on assistance in cases of transit for the purposes of removal by air
28/05/2001 - Council Directive 2001/40/EC of 28 May 2001 on the mutual recognition of decisions on the expulsion of third country nationals

Programmes

23/05/2007 - Decision No 575/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 May 2007 (consolidated version of June 2010) establishing the European Return Fund for the period 2008 to 2013 as part of the General Programme "Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows"
International agreements

General

18/06/2007 - Agreement between the European Community and Ukraine on the readmission of persons Agreement between the European Community
25/05/2006 - Agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation on readmission Agreement between the European Community
Communications

General

02/03/2017 - Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on a more effective return policy in the European Union – a renewed action plan
09/09/2015 - Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council – EU Action Plan on Return
28/03/2014 - Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on EU Return Policy (COM(2014) 199 final)
23/02/2011 - Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Evaluation of EU Readmission Agreements (COM(2011) 176 final)
03/06/2003 - Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council in view of the European Council of Thessaloniki on the development of a common policy on illegal immigration, smuggling and trafficking of human beings, external borders and the return of illegal residents (COM(2003) 323 final)
14/10/2002 - Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on a Community return policy on illegal residents (COM(2002) 564 final)