Subject files


The situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic approach to migration

LIBE 18-09-2017 - 12:04

In its Resolution ((2014/2097)(RSP)) of 17 December 2014, the European Parliament instructed the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs to assess the various policies at stake in the areas of migration, asylum and border management, develop a set of recommendations and to report to Plenary in the form of a strategic initiative report. The Committee works on this strategic own-initiative report (co-Rapporteurs: Roberta METSOLA (EPP) and Kashetu KYENGE (S&D))

Works focus on the following 8 subject-matters, which were identified in the 17 December 2014 Resolution:
1) Article 80 - Solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility, including search and rescue obligations;
2) Tackling criminal smuggling, trafficking and labour exploitation of irregular migrants;
3) Border management and visa-policy, including the role of Frontex and other relevant Agencies;
4) Developing safe and lawful routes for asylum seekers and refugees into the EU including the Union resettlement policy and corresponding integration policies;
5) The strategy on cooperation with third countries, in particular on regional protection programmes, resettlement, returns and to address the root causes of migration;
6) Developing adequate legal economic migration channels;
7) Analysis on how Home Affairs funds are spent in migration & development context, including emergency funds;
8) Effective implementation of the CEAS, including the role of EASO.

European Parliament Documents - LIBE Committee

LIBE meetings

    Debates in LIBE Committee meetings

LIBE Delegations

    Mission report of the LIBE Delegation on search and rescue to Lampedusa, Italy, on 17-18 September 2015
    Mission report of the ad-hoc delegation to Tunis (Tunisia)
    Mission Report on the joint BUDG-LIBE mission to Sicily 22-24 July 2015