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Borders, Asylum, Migration

Borders, Asylum, Migration

People want to enter the EU for a variety of reasons and through different channels: reuniting with family, work, business or education but also to escape from political oppression or war.  EU State authorities need to cooperate on border management to keep our borders secure.  They also have a shared responsibility for treating asylum seekers equally throughout the EU. A number of information sharing mechanisms - which include the collection and the exchange of information on non EU citizens - are central to their cooperation on migration and asylum.

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07/07/2011
7
Jul
2011

Migration

Opinion of 7 July 2011 on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on migration, OJ C 34/02, 08.02.2012, p.18

Commission's Communication on migrationPDF icon
26/01/2011
26
Jan
2011
17/12/2010
17
Dec
2010

EU Internal Security Strategy in Action: Five steps towards a more secure Europe

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission "EU Internal Security Strategy in Action: Five steps towards a more secure Europe"

See also the text of the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - "The EU Internal Security Strategy in Action: Five steps towards a more secure Europe".

15/12/2010
15
Dec
2010

EURODAC

Opinion on the establishment of 'EURODAC' for the comparison of fingerprints

03/12/2010
3
Dec
2010

EDPS's Comments on the draft Report on the revision of Frontex Regulation

Letter to Rapporteur Simon Busuttil concerning the draft report on the proposal for a revised FRONTEX Regulation (Case 2010-0056)

Annex to the letter - EDPS's comments on Amendment 59 in the Draft report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 establishing a European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (FRONTEX) (COM(2010)0061 - C7-0045/2010 -2010/0039(COD))

LetterPDF icon
Annex to the letterPDF icon
11/11/2010
11
Nov
2010
30/09/2010
30
Sep
2010

Information management in the area of freedom, security and justice

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - "Overview of information management in the area of freedom, security and justice"

See also the text of the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - "Overview of information management in the area of freedom, security and justice".

28/05/2010
28
May
2010
18/05/2010
18
May
2010

Revision of FRONTEX's mandate: EDPS calls for clear rules on data protection

Yesterday, the European Data protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued an opinion on the European Commission's proposal to strengthen the operational capabilities of the European Agency for cooperation at external EU borders, Frontex (*). The opinion focuses on the growing tasks of the agency as envisaged by the proposal and their consequences for data protection.

17/05/2010
17
May
2010

European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the external Borders (FRONTEX)

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 establishing a European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (FRONTEX)

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 establishing a European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (FRONTEX)

26/04/2010
26
Apr
2010

Collection of names and certain other relevant data of returnees for joint return operations - FRONTEX

Opinion of 26 April 2010 on a notification for prior checking concerning the "Collection of names and certain other relevant data of returnees for joint return operations (JRO)" (Case 2009-0281)

07/12/2009
7
Dec
2009

Agency for large-scale IT systems

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation establishing an Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice, and on the proposal for a Council Decision conferring upon the Agency tasks regarding the operational management of SIS II and VIS in application of Title VI of the EU Treaty, OJ C 70, 19.03.2010, p.13

07/10/2009
7
Oct
2009

Law enforcement access to EURODAC

Opinion on the proposals regarding law enforcement access to EURODAC

10/07/2009
10
Jul
2009

"Stockholm Programme" - An Area of freedom, security and justice serving the citizen

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on an Area of freedom, security and justice serving the citizen, OJ C 276, 17.11.2009, p. 8

01/07/2009
1
Jul
2009

Eurodac: how to better ensure asylum seekers' rights in practice? Supervision Group issues second inspection report

The Eurodac Supervision Coordination Group has issued a report on their second coordinated inspection of the large-scale database that contains fingerprints of asylum seekers in order to assist asylum procedures in the European Union. The Supervision Group, which is composed of data protection authorities of each of the participating States and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), has investigated how the database has been used in practice over the last two years.

19/05/2009
19
May
2009
17/03/2009
17
Mar
2009
18/02/2009
18
Feb
2009

Asylum: Eurodac regulation

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation concerning the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of Regulation (EC) No [.../...][establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person] (COM(2008)825), OJ C 229, 23.09.2009, p. 6

18/02/2009
18
Feb
2009

Asylum: Dublin regulation

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person (COM (2008)820 final), OJ 229, 23.09.2009, p. 1

17/10/2008
17
Oct
2008

Strasbourg

Resolution on childrens' online privacyPDF icon
Resolution to explore establishing an International Privacy/Data Protection Day or WeekPDF icon
Resolution on the urgent need for protecting privacy in a borderless worldPDF icon
Resolution on Privacy Protection in Social Network ServicesPDF icon

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