EU: Council of the European Union: LIMITE documents: The cost of policing football matches, GAMM Update & Migratory flows

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• FOOTBALL MATCHES: Results of a study on the costs of hosting and deploying visiting police delegations in connections with football matches (and other sports events) with an international dimension (LIMITE doc no: 13649-14, pdf): Apparently there is:

"increasing tendency on the part of some police and other authorities to decline to send or to host police delegations as a means of making budgetary savings in a challenging financial climate. The impact of this tendency on levels of European football violence and misbehaviour and on the effectiveness of international police cooperation in this important area has generated widespread concern among both European policy makers and front-line policing practitioners....

Even though: "the average policing cost for hosting and deploying a visiting police delegation for the home and away legs of, say, a UEFA Champions League or Europa League match, is only around EUR 1 100 for each police authority."
[emphasis added] and see:

Draft Council Conclusions adopting the 2014-2016 EU work programme on minimising risks to safety, security and public order in connection with sports events, in particular football matches, with an international dimension - Progress update - October 2014 Delegations will find in annex the progress update of the above Council Conclusions (doc. 16373/13) (LIMITE doc no: 13929-14, pdf)

• GAMM: High Level Working Party on Asylum and Migration: Summary of discussions (LIMITE, doc no 13605-14, pdf). Contains detailed GAMM Update: "The Commission presented the state of play of dialogues and processes under the Global Approach. The GAMM update is set out in the Annex to this Note."

Taking action to better manage migratory flows (LIMITE doc no: 13747-14, pdf)

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