Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 316

LIBE meetings in Brussels: Visa liberalisation for Turkey/Reform of EU asylum system/10.000 migrant children missing/Foreign fighters

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 aprile 2016

Bruxelles Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 April 2016 9.00 – 12.30 and 15.00 – 18.30 – Room József Antall (JAN) 4Q2 Debate with the Commission on the progress made by Turkey in fulfilling the requirements of its visa liberalisation roadmap. As part of the deal with Turkey to better handle migration and refugee flows, the leaders of the EU agreed to accelerate the visa liberalisation roadmap, with a view to lifting the visa requirements for Turkish citizens at the latest by the end of June 2016, provided Ankara fulfils all the requirements. (Thursday, 10.00 – 10.50)
Mission to Turkey (8 – 11 February 2016) – Presentation of a draft mission report. The delegation of MEPs from the Civil Liberties Committee, headed by EP Vice-President Ms Sylvie Guillaume (S&D, FR), visited various facilities and projects for refugees and met with representatives of the Turkish government as well as international ONGs. (Wednesday, 10.15 – 10.30)
Possible ways forward as regards the situation of non-reciprocity with the US and Canada in the area of visa policy – Presentation and debate with the Commission. The Parliament has to inform the Commission on its position on the subject by 12 July at the latest. (Wednesday, 9.10 – 10.00)
Reform of the common European asylum system – Presentations by the Commission and by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) (Wednesday, 10.30 – 11.30)
Discussion with representatives of Europol, the Fundamental Rights Agency and “Missing children Europe” on Europol´s statement about the 10.000 migrant children gone missing after entering the EU. (Thursday, 15.00 – 16.00)
Foreign Fighters. Presentation of Eurojust´s report on the phenomenon and the criminal justice Response. (Wednesday, 11.30 – 12.30).
Combating terrorism and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism – debate on amendments, rapporteur Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE). (Thursday, 16.30 – 17.30).
New governance rules for Europol. Consideration of recommendation for second reading. Parliament and Council negotiators reached an agreement in November to give Europol new powers to step up EU police cooperation and fight terrorism. Rapporteur Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra (EPP, ES) (Wednesday, 9.00 – 9.10)
Presentation of draft reports on the European travel document for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals (rapporteur Jussi Halla-aho (ECR, FI)) and on the reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders (rapporteur Monica Macovei (ECR, RO)). (Thursday, 9.00-10.00)
Presentation of a draft report on the establishment of an EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights – rapporteur Sophia in ‘t Veld (ALDE, NL). (Thursday, 17.30-18.15)


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