European Commission proposals on refugee crisis
Press release: Refugee Crisis: European Commission takes decisive action (pdf): "the European Commission is today putting forward a comprehensive package of proposals which will help address the refugee crisis."
Commission Recommendation of XXX establishing a common "Return Handbook" to be used by Member States' competent authorities when carrying out return related tasks (3 pages, pdf)
Communication: EU Action Plan on return (15 pages, COM 453-15, pdf)
Commission: Returns Handbook: Full text (106 pages, pdf): "The content of this handbook deals essentially with standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals and is based on EU legal instruments regulating this issue (in particular the Return Directive 2008/115/EC)."
Communication: Addressing the Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Role of EU External Action (JOIN 40-15, pdf)
Communication: Public Procurement rules in connection with the current asylum crisis (COM 454-15, pdf)
Proposal for a Council Decision establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy, Greece and Hungary (28 pages, pdf)
Annexes: accompanying the Proposal for a Council decision establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy, Greece and Hungary (22 pages, COM(2015) 451 - ANNEXES 1 to 4, pdf)
Proposal for a establishing a crisis relocation mechanism (23 pages, COM 450-15, pdf)
Annex: Regulation to establishing a crisis relocation mechanism and amending Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 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 (Annex to: COM 450-15, pdf)
Proposal for a establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin for the purposes of Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection, and amending Directive 2013/32/EU (COM 452-15, pdf)
Annex to: common list of safe countries of origin: above (COM 452-15 Annex 1, pdf)
Refugee Crisis: European Commission takes decisive action - Questions and answers (pdf)
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