EU Summit in Greece: 19-20 June - Documents and reports (1)

This page will carry documents from the EU Summit in Greece as they become available:

Letter of Invitation with broad agenda from Greek Prime Minister: Letter (link)

1. Council Conclusions on: 10621/03 (pdf): Note that passports for EU citizens are to
include standardised biometric data as well.

2. Returns Action Programme: 13515/3/02 (pdf)

3. Integration policy for third country nationals: 10622/03

4. Proposed Council Directive on granting and withdrawing refugee status (released
19.6.03): 9947/03 (pdf)

5. Proposed Directive on transit "for the purposes of removal by air": 9752/03 (released
19.6.03): 9752/03 (pdf)

6. A report on EU-US relations gives the broad agenda for the EU-US Summit in
Washington on 25 June. The subjects include: counter-terrorism, the EU's Galileo space
project, and two unresolved issues: US access to PNR (Passenger Name Record, see:
Report) and the Container Security Initiative (see: Report): 10623/02 (pdf)

Relevant documents from the European Commission

1. Towards more accessible, equitable and managed asylum system: COM (2003) 315
(pdf) COM (2003) 315 (Word)

2. On the development of a common policy on illegal immigration, smuggling and trafficking
of human beings, external borders and the return of illegal immigrants: COM (2003) 323

3. Commission on returns: European Commission publishes Communication on a
"Community return policy on illegal residents, 14.10.2002, COM(2002) 564 final: Full text
(pdf) Statewatch analysis of Green Paper

Other relevant documents and analysis

1. EU buffer states and UNHCR “processing” centres and "safe havens": Report and documentation

2. The EU summit (European Council) in Seville in June 2002 agreed on far-reaching EU
policies regarding illegal immigration, with potential huge impact on human rights,
asylum-seekers and developing countries:
Seville Conclusions on asylum & immigration

Press coverage

i) BBC on security preparations to protect Summit from protestors: BBC(link)
ii) Independent on issues that will not be discussed: Independent (link)


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