Resettlement of refugees from third countries to the EU
Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 novembre 2016
The proposal for a new law setting up an EU Resettlement Framework will be debated at a hearing in the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday afternoon 15.00-17.00. MEPs will be presented with a study on resettlement programmes across member states and statements on the proposal by the UN refugee agency UNHCR, International Organisation for Migration, IOM, and NGOs.The aim of the Commission’s proposal, presented on 13 July 2016, is to provide a unified procedure for resettlement across the EU by establishing a common set of standard procedures for the selection and treatment of resettlement candidates, and set broad geographical priorities from where the resettlement will take place. Member states will still be able to decide how many people will be resettled each year. The Commission proposes to provide €10,000 from the EU Budget for each person resettled. The proposal is part of the Commission’s strategy for an European Agenda on Migration communicated on 13 May 2015. Parliament’s rapporteur is Malin Björk (GUE-NGL, SV). A delegation from the Civil Liberties Committee in September visited Lebanon on a fact finding mission in relation to the Committee’s legislative work on the Resettlement Framework.