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Another step after months and months of dithering: Entropy (*) or incompetence?
Council of the European Union Press release: Today: 30 October 2015 announced: Migratory crisis: EU Council Presidency steps up information sharing between member states by activating IPCR (pdf):
"The EU Integrated Political Crisis Response arrangements (IPCR) reinforce the European Union's ability to take rapid decisions when facing major crises requiring a response at EU political level."
IPCR (Integrated Political Crisis Response) is the joint responsibility of the European Commission and European External Action Service (EEAS).
Was the humanitarian refugee crisis not foreseen? And what were the circmstances which coould lead to the to activation of the EU Integrated Political Crisis Response arrangements (IPCR)?
See: Finalisation of the CCA review process: the EU Integrated Political Crisis Response (IPCR) arrangement (2013, pdf):
"Some major emergencies or crises, of internal and/or external origin are of such a wideranging impact or political significance, that they require timely policy coordination and response at EU political level. This could result from the number of affected or involved Member States, or the cross-sectorial nature of the crisis, the imminence thereof, or from time constraints, or a combination of these factors...." [emphasis added]
and: Concept Note on "Arrangements for Crisis Coordination at EU political level (2012, pdf):
"whether the CCA [EU Emergency and Crisis Coorination Arrangement] in its current configuration is the politically and strategically agile tool required by the EU as a whole to respond quickly and adequately to a serious crisis situation; as appropriate, develop proposals that incorporate all relevant EU level actors and crisis coordination tools...." [emphasis added]
(*) "Entropy": "gradual decline into disorder" (Oxford Disctionary)
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