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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 244

Posts Tagged ‘european border’

LIBE meetings on 4/07 and 7/07 (Strasbourg): EU Border Guard / Counter terrorism / Safe countries of origin / Visas

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 luglio 2016

StrasbourgStrasbourg. Monday (19.00-19.45) European Border and Coast Guard – rapporteur Artis Pabriks (EPP, LV). Vote on the text informally agreed with the Council.
New directive on combating terrorism – rapporteur Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE). Adoption of draft report and on the opening of interinstitutional negotiations. Press conference with the rapporteur on Tuesday 5 July at 9.30.
Thursday (10.30-11.20)Establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin for the purposes of common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection – rapporteur Sylvie Guillaume (S&D, FR). Adoption of draft report and on the opening of interinstitutional negotiations.
Review of the visa suspension mechanism – List of third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those that are exempted. Rapporteur Agustín Díaz De Mera (EPP, ES). Adoption of draft report.
Directive on legal aid for suspects or accused persons deprived of liberty and in European arrest warrant proceedings – rapporteur Dennis de Jong (GUE, NL). Vote on the text informally agreed with the Council.
Presentations and debates
Proposal of a visa waiver for Georgia – rapporteur Mariya Gabriel (EPP, BG). Presentation of draft report. Monday, 19.45-20.00

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European Border and Coast Guard: Parliament and Council strike provisional deal

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 giugno 2016

europa comunitariaThe creation of an EU border control system received a first green light from Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday night. The cornerstone of the deal is to upgrade today’s Frontex border agency, which, together with national border management authorities, will form a European Border and Coast Guard. It is now up to member states and Parliament as a whole to endorse the agreement.
If approved, the regulation would enable extra border guard teams (European Border and Coast Guard or EBCG) to be rapidly deployed to EU countries whose external borders are under pressure. National authorities would still manage their borders day to day, but could seek help from the new agency in a crisis.“We reached this compromise with the Dutch Presidency at breath-taking speed. With this regulation we have made the European Border and Coast Guard Agency more effective, more efficient and more accountable. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so we introduced the concept that the security of EU external borders is a responsibility shared among all EU member states”, said Parliament’s lead negotiator on the regulation Artis Pabriks (EPP, LV).“We have set up an Agency with greater powers and responsibilities which will be able to provide assistance to any member state that is faced with disproportionate migratory pressure or any other challenges at its external borders. There will be an obligatory pool of 1,500 border guards and a pool of technical equipment available for the Agency to deploy at any time. And if a member state refuses to cooperate with the Agency to an extent that jeopardises the functioning of Schengen zone, there will be a possibility for the rest of the Member States to reintroduce temporary border controls through the Art 29 of Schengen Border Code, which is slightly amended through this Regulation.” “The European Border and Coast Guard Regulation will ensure that the EU external borders are safer and better managed. This is not a silver bullet that can solve the migration crisis that the EU is facing today or fully restore trust in the Schengen area, but it is very much needed first step”, he added.

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European Border and Coast Guard

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 maggio 2016

European_Investment_Bank_-_LuxemburgBruxelles On Tuesday 31 MAY 2016 09.00 ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA ROOM (PHS 0A50) Press conference by rapporteur Artis Pabriks on the results of the vote. The Civil Liberties Committee will vote this afternoon, Monday 30 May, on its amendments to the European Border and Coast Guard regulation (EBCG).Following the legislative vote, the committee will vote on whether to give a mandate to start talks with Council and Commission (trilogue) on Tuesday 31 May.Under the EBCG system, national border management authorities and a new EBCG agency, built up out of the EU’s existing Frontex agency, will work together. National authorities will manage their borders on a day-to-day basis but will be able to request assistance from the EBCG if needed.The EBCG agency will not have its own border guards but will be able in emergencies to call on a pool of guards to be supplied by the Member States.The press conference will take place at 09:00 on Tuesday 31 May and be webstreamed on EP Live. The video recording will be available on Video on demand (VOD)

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European Border and Coast Guard: presentation of draft report

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 aprile 2016

europa-261011-cCivil Liberties MEPs will discuss plans to turn the EU’s Frontex border agency into a common border and coast guard with the EU Commission, the Council Presidency, Frontex and the European Data Protection Supervisor on Monday at 19.30. Rapporteur, MEP Artis Pabriks (EPP), will present his draft report.
The Commission presented the border and coast guard package on 15 December 2015 to ensure strong and shared management of the EU’s external borders. The Commission’s proposal aims to:
turn Frontex into a European border and coast guard agency,
which, with its own 1,500-2,000 staff and equipment, would no longer have to rely entirely upon member states’ contributions and could, in urgent cases, deploy agents
· establish a vulnerability assessment as a preventive mechanism to avoid ineffective control
· appoint liaison officers of the agency in member state
· organise joint operations and rapid border interventions
· establish a rapid reserve pool of at least 1500 border guards
establish a European “return” office within the new agency.

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