26 January 2022
On 20 January the French Presidency of the Council circulated a paper examining "four issues to discuss further" relating to its "gradual approach" on the Pact on Migration and Asylum: external border checks and registration; financial and material support to member states with external borders; return and readmission policy; and reception and relocation. The paper highlights the need to "prevent the risk of absconding," which could be done by "increasing detention capacity".
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NOTE from: Presidency to: Delegations: Gradual approach on migration and asylum: four issues to discuss further (Council doc. 5393/22, LIMITE, 20 January 2022, pdf):
"As mentioned on 12 January, it would be useful to have a deepened discussion on the four following items, while maintaining the overall approach proposed by the Presidency :
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