Ve čtvrtek 8.března se uskuteční jednání Rady EU v oblasti spravedlnosti a vnitřních věcí, které se zaměří se na azyl a migrační politiku. Hlavním bodem bude pokročení v utváření Společného evropského azylového systému. Dále se bude věnovat mechanismům posílení spolupráce v rámci Schengenského prostoru, prostřednictvím tzv. Mixed Committee. Více o programu a kontakty najdete v angličtině níže.
This meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council will be devoted exclusively to home affairs items, focusing on asylum and migration issues and the governance of the Schengen area. The Council will look at the state of play on the establishment of a common European asylum system based on a package of legislative proposals aiming at greater harmonisation of national asylum systems and higher levels of protection. The elements of the package still under discussion are the directives on asylum procedures and reception conditions, the regulation on the „Eurodac“ fingerprint database, and the so-called Dublin regulation, which determines the member state responsible for examining an application for international protection.
The Council will also take note of a report by the Commission, the European external borders management agency (Frontex) and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) regarding Greece’s national action plan to reform its migration and asylum systems.
Furthermore, home affairs ministers are expected to adopt conclusions on a common framework for solidarity towards member states facing particular pressures due to mixed migration flows. The conclusions set out a series of practical solidarity tools to be used both for general asylum management and in emergency situations where a member state confronted with unforeseen migration flows needs urgent assistance from the Union.
The Council is also due to adopt conclusions establishing guidelines for strengthened political governance in the Schengen cooperation, with a focus on the key role of the Mixed Committee at ministerial level. The Mixed Committee is made up of the EU member states and the associated Schengen states (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland). The conclusions will also address the biannual report to be presented by the Commission on the functioning of the Schengen cooperation.
In addition to the discussions on the Schengen governance, the Mixed Committee, meeting in the margins of the Council, will deliberate on the following issues:
- illegal immigration, to be discussed on the basis of information from the Commission and Frontex;
- the state of play of the Schengen Information System (SIS);
- information provided by the presidency on the EU conference on innovation border management held in Copenhagen on 2 and 3 February.
Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council – Justus Lipsius building, Brussels (10.00).
The presidency will hold a press briefing in the Council press room on Wednesday 7 March at 13.30.
Press conferences will take place around 13.00 and at the end of the meeting.
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