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1995 EU Council Conclusions on readmission clauses
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THE COUNCIL AND THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THEMEMBER STATES, MEETING WITHIN THE COUNCIL,
AGREE

that with regard to future mixed agreements the insertion of the following clauses shall be considered on a case­by­case basis when adopting the guidelines for their negotiation:

(a) Recital in the Preamble

Recognizing that cooperation for the prevention and control of illegal immigration constitutes one of the primary objectives of this Agreement.

(b) Articles of the Agreement

The relevant articles may be, where appropriate, preceded by a Title "N" called "Readmission. Cooperation for the prevention and control of illegal immigration".

ARTICLE X

The Member States of the European Union and State X agree to cooperate in order to prevent and control illegal immigration. To this end:

- State X agrees to readmit any of its nationals illegally present on the territory of a Member State, upon request by the latter and without further formalities;

- and each Member State agrees to readmit any of its nationals, as defined for Community purposes, illegally present on the territory of State X, upon request by the latter and without further formalities.

The Member States and State X will also provide their nationals with appropriate identity documents for such purposes.

ARTICLE Y

State X agrees to conclude bilateral agreements with Member States which so request, regulating specific obligations for readmission including an obligation for the readmission of nationals of other countries and stateless persons who have arrived on the territory of any such Member State from State X or who have arrived on the territory of State X from any such Member State.

ARTICLE Z

The Cooperation Council shall examine what other joint efforts can be made to prevent and control illegal immigration.

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