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ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS -
Brussels, 25 November 2003

JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS

Status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents*

The Council adopted the Directive concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents (10501/1/03, 14679/03).

The purpose of the Directive is to grant to third-country nationals who have resided for five years in the territory of a Member State an EC statute of long-term resident, to which a number of benefits and rights are attached. In particular, this statute will allow the persons concerned to move, under certain conditions, from one Member State to another.

 

Readmission Agreement with Sri Lanka

The Council adopted a Decision on the signing of an Agreement between the European Community and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation (10642/03).

In accordance with the respective Protocols on their positions, the United Kingdom notified to take part in the adoption and application of the Decision, whereas Ireland and Denmark are not participating in the adoption of the Decision and are not bound by or subject to its application.

 

Assistance for the purposes of removal by air

The Council adopted the Directive on assistance in cases of transit for the purposes of removal by air (10503/03).

The objective of this Directive is to create a set of rules aimed at facilitating the transit of persons subject to removal in an airport of a Member State other than the Member State which has adopted and implemented the removal decision. To that purpose it defines under which conditions the transit operations may take place and indicates what measures of assistance the requested Member State should provide.

- GENERAL AFFAIRS* -
Brussels, 17 November 2003

JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS

Bans on access to venues of football matches with an international dimension
(13917/03)

The Council adopted a Resolution on the use by Member States of bans on access to venues of football matches with an international dimension

 

 

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