Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, introducing a screening of third country nationals at the external borders and amending Regulations (EC) No 767/2008, (EU) 2017/2226, (EU) 2018/1240 and (EU) 2019/817
Subject headingsMigration and Asylum ; Common European Asylum System ; Stakeholder consultations ; External borders
In September 2019, the European Commission’s President Ursula von der Leyen announced a New Pact on Migration and Asylum that would set out a comprehensive approach to external borders, asylum and return systems, the Schengen area of free movement and the external dimension.The New Pact on Migration and Asylum, presented together with this proposal represents a fresh start on migration based on a comprehensive approach to migration management. This proposalputs in place a common framework for asylum and migration management at EU level as a key contribution to the comprehensive approach andseeks to promote mutual trust between the Member States. Based on the overarching principles of solidarity and a fair sharing of responsibility, the New Pact advocates integrated policy-making bringing together policies in the areas of asylum, migration, return, external border protection, fight against migrants’ smuggling and relations with key third countries reflecting a whole of government approach.It recognises that a comprehensive approach also means a stronger, more sustainable and tangible expression of theprinciple of solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility. These principles should therefore be applied to the whole of migration management, ranging from ensuring access to international protection to tackling irregular migration and unauthorised movements.
Number of pages56p.
DescriptionCOM(2020) 612 final